Vucinic: Just four more battles to get through to win Scudetto war

The Bianconeri need just nine points from their remaining four games to seal the title but the Montenegrin is taking nothing for granted and is viewing every fixture as a final
Mirko Vucinic has looked to rally his Juventus team-mates ahead of Sunday's clash with Novara, pointing out that Antonio Conte's troops have just four more battles to get through in order to win their war with AC Milan for this season's Scudetto.

The Bianconeri claimed a hard-fought victory over Cesena at the Dino Manuzzi on Wednesday, which maintained their three-point lead over the Rossoneri at the summit of the standings.

The Old Lady can now clinch the title by collecting nine points from their remaining fixtures on account of their superior head-to-head record against Milan, but Vucinic insists that Juve cannot afford to allow their commitment levels to drop at all.

“We’ve got four games ahead of us in order to win the war," the forward told Sky Sport Italia. "But they’re four difficult fixtures, starting with the clash in Novara.

"However, we’re three points ahead and we know that it all depends on us. We’ve become aware of our own abilities over the past few months and we know we’re strong and competitive.”

Vucinic has been integral to the Bianconeri's fine form of late, with the Montenegrin playing a part in all four goals in Sunday's rout of Roma before then teeing up Marco Borriello for the match-winner in Cesena.

The former Giallorossi attacker has also demonstrated impressive industry in recent weeks, something he puts down to Juve boss Antonio Conte.

“He has made me feel important, just as he does with the rest of the team," Vucinic explained. "Since I began working with him, I’ve discovered that I’m also able to run my socks off.

"I sacrifice myself more, but I’m perfectly happy to do so for this wonderful group in which everyone works for their team-mates.

“But if you don’t win, nobody remembers what you’ve done. I went close [to the title] with Roma, so I hope there’s a change in the final outcome this year.”

Juve's crucial clash with Novara at the Silvio Piola gets under way at 15.00CET.