Marchisio urges Juventus to remain calm after AC Milan cut gap to one point

The influential midfielder has urged his side not to start panicking after Wednesday's draw, and stressed that the Old Lady still have everything in their own hands
Claudio Marchisio has urged Juventus to remain calm despite their unexpected 1-1 draw against Lecce on Wednesday.

The Turin giants saw their lead over rivals AC Milan shrink to one point following Wednesday's results, but the midfielder has stressed there is no reason for negativity as the Bianconeri still have everything in their own hands.

"We’re still at the top of the table. Now we must play and show our strength and calmness, especially because we must remember that at the beginning of the season, we didn’t expect to be one point in front of the second side in the table with two games to go," Marchisio stated to the official Juventus website.

The midfielder then reflected on Gianluigi Buffon's error which led to Lecce's equaliser, and is confident the experienced goalkeeper will bounce back with a strong performance at the weekend.

"Buffon's mistake? He was obviously upset, because he absolutely wants to clinch the title. However, he’s a strong character, and he will be back to his usual best again versus Cagliari," he added.

Juventus travel to Cagliari on Sunday, with the match scheduled to kick off at 15.00 CET.

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