Paulo Dybala insists it is too early for Juventus to take note of the Serie A table, despite moving five points clear at the top with victory against Udinese.
Juve had trailed their visitors in Turin on Saturday, until Dybala struck a fine double to earn a crucial win.
And, with Roma beating Napoli earlier in the day to climb into second, the champions have opened up some breathing room at the top of the standings – but Dybala has little interest.
“We are only in October,” the striker told Sky Italia. “It was a nice win, but there are still many important matches, particularly against Napoli and Roma – and soon.”
However, the Argentine added that Juve cannot afford many performances like the one that saw them scrape by Udinese.
“We have to improve, we cannot suffer so much in our own third,” he told Mediaset Premium.
“Udinese played a great game, they have a very good attack and it’s not easy to play against such a strong team.
“We have to improve in possession. We must continue like this, to think step by step. It will be a decisive month and will be crucial for us.”