By Joe Avicolli
Roma midfielder Miralem Pjanic has revealed that the capital city club are focused on ending 2015 in the best way possible by hopefully retaking first place in the Serie A standings.
The 25-year-old admits that the Giallorossi, who currently sit in third place on the league table just one point behind leaders Fiorentina, have a very important string of matches between now and the end of the year and he insists that all of Rudi Garcia’s men will give everything they can to do well.
Pjanic spoke to ASRoma.it while on international duty with Bosnia and Herzegovina about Roma’s goals for the remainder of 2015 and commented on what he hopes to see from his team before Christmas break.
“We are about to get into a vitally important run of matches,” said the Bosnian midfielder.
“We’re determined to get to the Christmas break as high in the table as possible and we want to end the year on a high.
“To do that, we’ll need everyone to do their part, so I hope we can get all of our injured players back to playing as soon as possible. We want to end 2015 on a positive note.”
The midfielder, who lived and played in France for about seven years before joining Roma in 2011, also touched on the pain he felt upon hearing the news of the tragic terrorist attacks that struck Paris on Friday.
“Hearing about the horrible news from Paris was incredibly painful,” he said.
“The news started trickling through just after Bosnia’s match with Ireland. It was a real shock, a tragedy.
“All I can do is offer my condolences to all the families affected by this horror and hope that nothing like this ever happens again, anywhere in the world.”