Sunday November 27 2011
Allegri praises Milan focus

Massimiliano Allegri insists the Scudetto race is wide open and hailed his Milan firepower.

“Juventus still have a game in hand, but if Napoli win that on Tuesday then they’ll be right back in the title race,” warned the Coach.

“Inter earned an important win today, plus there are Lazio and Udinese. It was therefore crucial we win this evening, especially after the Barcelona game when we risked a drop off in concentration levels.

“It’s great to keep a clean sheet and we did well to prepare our attack, starting from the full-backs and the midfielders pushing forward into space created by the strikers,” he said of the 4-0 win over Chievo.

“I was pleased with the attitude and pressure we immediately put Chievo under.”

Alexandre Pato broke his duck on his first start since that thigh injury, while Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored his 101st Serie A goals.

“Ibra’s talent needs no comment. It was important that Pato get back to scoring and had a good performance, but the really crucial thing to note is that they were both supported by a solid team that allowed nothing to their opponents.

“Kevin-Prince Boateng was more tired than anyone after Barcelona, so he played with maturity tonight and that’s something he needs to improve. He can’t always think of playing at 100mph. He has to improve his skills and not rely only on his grit.”

Allegri was also asked about the negotiations with Manchester City outcast Carlos Tevez.

“These are all rumours, I’m sure there will be more going into January.”

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