The summer signing from CSKA Moscow is convinced that the New Year can be a glorious one for those in Turin.
"We are a great side," he told Tuttosport. "We have demonstrated that we have the quality to step towards the title.
"We'll just have to see where we end up, but we certainly believe that we can do it and we are thinking about it.
"People have seen who we are and what we can do. Milan are strong, Inter will get back in the race, but nothing is decided yet."