Tuesday October 27 2015
Allegri: ‘Focus on winning’

Juventus Coach Massimiliano Allegri insists he’s not looking at other teams - “we have to think about winning our games.”

The Bianconeri are currently eight points adrift of table-topping Roma, but the tactician isn’t looking at the results of their rivals.

“First we have to try and win another game, which is tomorrow,” Allegri told reporters in his Press conference ahead of the Sassuolo game.

“Then we’ll prepare for the derby [against Torino] on Saturday. It’s useless to start drawing up tables and schedules.

“We have to take it one game at a time and see where we are at Christmas, and how many points we have. If we’re doing well by then we’ll think about catching our opponents.

“The table says that at the moment the favourites are those who are ahead of us. Roma are in front, then Lazio, Napoli…

“We need to have great motivation, the first thing is to improve our position, and I think tomorrow will be important for the League.

“After that we’ll see. If all the others in front of us win, then we can’t catch them. We have to try and think about winning our games, then look at the others.”

The Juve squad has been hit with a number of muscular injuries, but Allegri insists he’s not concerned by the situation.

“Luckily I have a full squad available. We knew the risk with [Roberto] Pereyra. Last month he went to the national team and he wasn’t good. He missed a lot of training, and unfortunately this injury happened.

“[Kwadwo] Asamoah has gone eight months without playing, he had a good game but unfortunately when changing direction he picked up a muscular injury. I think he’ll be back after the international break.

“I’m not worried, because this is a period where we’re playing every three days, and we’ve got the full squad back.

“[Martin] Caceres is back with the team, but he needs to work. Other than that we’re thinking about the game tomorrow.”

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