NEWS
Wednesday April 29 2015
Allegri: 'Scudetto bar a miracle'

Max Allegri said it “would take a reverse miracle” for Juventus to lose the Scudetto after beating Fiorentina 3-2.

The Bianconeri now need only one point to secure the title, as their party was postponed tonight by Lazio beating Parma 4-0.

“At this point it would take a reverse miracle for us to lose this Scudetto,” the Coach told Sky Sport Italia.

“We have to be wary, as we’ve lost out last two away games, but the lads deserve compliments for an extraordinary campaign.

“We have a 14-point lead, we need one more and hope to get it on Saturday so we can best prepare for the Champions League.

“This victory allows us to face the remaining Serie A games with a more relaxed state of mind. When you’re nearly there, this anxiety comes in.

“When you are 14 points in front, it is natural to have some dips in concentration. There are also many players who haven’t been available this season for long periods, so the others had to carry on throughout and not rest as much as I’d have liked.

“I thought it would be a good season, as these players are great both on the field and off. I found players like Simone Padoin, Stefano Sturaro, Kingsley Coman and Simone Pepe who proved decisive when coming off the bench. During the course of a campaign, these are the players who become crucial.

“Football is strange, as if we had conceded the Fiorentina penalty for 2-2, the game could’ve ended differently and put more pressure on us for the weekend.

“I hope Fiorentina and Napoli can reach the Europa League Final.”

Juventus can now start to focus on the Champions League semi-final against Real Madrid.

“Real Madrid are tough to play against and I doubt they’ll be defensive! Neither will we, as if you defend with six men then you’re not going to win.

“Paul Pogba is training, will have another test tomorrow and if all goes well he could be available for the second leg.”

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