Juventus boss Max Allegri insists the Serie A title race is not over ahead of Friday’s Derby d’Italia against Inter. “We still have to face our rivals…”
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“Tomorrow will be a beautiful and important match, it’s the Derby d’Italia,” Allegri said at a Press conference.
“Regardless of the League table, it’ll certainly be a fascinating evening of football between two teams who, together with Milan, have made history in Italian football.
“It’s an important game from an emotional, technical and tactical point of view, so we’ll have to be as best prepared as possible.
“The game is like a great Champions League clash, it prepares itself. We’ll face a team who have grown a lot in terms of self-esteem and results.
“Together with Napoli, they’re Juventus’ biggest rivals at the moment. Still, we must continue our journey very calmly.
“Juve haven’t killed the League. It still has to be won and there’s a long way to go. Cancelo on the left? We’ll see, although it’s not for definite.
“Are our rivals only playing for second place? Absolutely not because Ancelotti rightly says Napoli have a great chance.
“We also still have to face our rivals, Inter twice and then the second game against Napoli, so there are nine points up for grabs and the gap could be closed, just as it could be extended. There are still many games left to play.
“Emre Can? He’s back in the squad and he could even play. Bentancur isn’t in peak condition, so I’ll have to weigh up some situations.”
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Football Italia staff