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Saturday April 30 2016
Allegri: 'Juve can't celebrate yet'

Max Allegri warned Juventus can’t party against Carpi. “We’ve got to stay on our toes before the Coppa Italia Final.”

It kicks off in Turin on Sunday at 11.30 UK time (10.30 GMT), click here for a match preview.

“Winning a fifth consecutive Scudetto is a wonderful feeling, especially as it was an extraordinary comeback that began after defeat to Sassuolo on October 28,” said Allegri in his Press conference.

“Winning 24 out of 25 games is something remarkable and everyone who worked for this success deserves compliments. Above all I’d single out the eight players who did win five in a row.

“There is enthusiasm and euphoria, but we still have another three rounds to go and the Coppa Italia Final. We’ve got to stay on our toes, as otherwise it might be difficult to get focus back again.

“The lads have prepared well and tomorrow will be our first game at home as Champions of Italy. Those who need to have a rest will do so, as we must all be fully prepared for the Coppa Italia Final on May 21.

“I can confirm tomorrow we’ll start Gigi Buffon, Leo Bonucci, Daniele Rugani and Patrice Evra. Paul Pogba in midfield and Alex Sandro, plus Alvaro Morata up front.

“Rugani arrived from Empoli and needed a little time. He is a player who can stay at Juventus for 10 years.”

Carpi are fighting for Serie A safety, so Palermo and Frosinone expect Juventus to do their duty.

“The final match at home with Sampdoria will be a party, so there’s a long way to go. These next few games will help us to improve the quality of our football, so we make it a habit.

“I am not interested in records, as the important thing was to win the Scudetto. Having said that, tomorrow we must win, because it’ll be our first game as Champions.

“What interests me is that the side remains focused ahead of the Coppa Italia. Milan played two very good games with us this season, so we want to end the campaign on a high.”

Juventus have already been active on the transfer market, activating their €9.5m option to buy Mario Lemina.

“I gave my evaluation to the club. He started the season with a knee problem, but when called into action he always gave his contribution. Lemina is a young player and Juve did well to buy him.

“There are many good players, both in Italy and abroad. It will be a strange and long transfer session, in part because of the Euros. Juve will make a competitive squad, both for Serie A and the Champions League.

“Alvaro Morata? I’d be disappointed to lose any player. After a brief period in hibernation he is back to his best. I hope he remains at Juventus.”

Juventus squad for Carpi: Buffon, Khedira, Zaza, Morata, Pogba, Hernanes, Alex Sandro, Barzagli, Cuadrado, Mandzukic, Lemina, Bonucci, Padoin, Dybala, Asamoah, Rugani, Lichtsteiner, Sturaro, Evra, Rubinho, Pereyra, Audero

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