Caceres: Juventus will not be distracted by Scudetto

The defender is eager to forget about domestic duties for now as he attempts to help secure a place in the Europa League semi-finals against Olympique Lyonnais
Juventus defender Martin Caceres says he is ignoring the Serie A run in for the time being and is eager to progress in the Europa League.

The Bianconeri stand on the brink of their third straight Scudetto and have also made sound progress in Europe, having reached the quarter-finals of the continent's second competition.

The Uruguayan is concentrating firmly on sealing a berth in the last four when his side host Olympique Lyonnais on Thursday, having won the first leg 1-0 in France last week.

"We're enjoying playing in the Europe League at the moment," he told a press conference.

"We've got a strong Lyon side in front of us now and we'll look to make the next round with an excellent performance – that's our aim.

"We're playing every three days so we're taking things game by game. Tomorrow's is the most important of the week, and we won't think about the league until that's over."

As the Bianconeri fight on two fronts, Caceres has found himself firmly back in coach Antonio Conte's plans of late, and he is adamant he will give his all during a gruelling run of fixtures.

"I'm feeling in good shape physically and I'm happy to be playing all these games during this period when the coach and side need me."

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