Saturday March 12 2011
Allegri: 'Too early for Scudetto'

Massimiliano Allegri insists it's too early for Milan to put their hands on the Scudetto, even after Inter's unexpected draw last night.

A victory over bottom of the table Bari would put the Rossoneri seven points clear at the top of the table.

“We are only racing against ourselves,” warned the Coach. “The fixture list ahead of us is not the easiest and we must absolutely not underestimate Bari. They're worth more than their points in the table would suggest and are coming off a couple of strong performances.

“It is far too early for us to celebrate and a win over Bari would certainly not mean we'd have the Scudetto.”

Kevin-Prince Boateng and Marek Jankulovski are out, while others could be rested after the Champions League trip to Tottenham.

“Zlatan Ibrahimovic is tired, which is only normal at this stage of the season, especially as he played practically every game.

“I maintain this is his best campaign and he should start. Alexandre Pato is the only player certain to start against Bari. As for the rest, I have some doubts in midfield and at left-back.”

The European exit means the Rossoneri must focus on Serie A and the Coppa Italia.

“I would've liked to continue in the Champions League and feel we deserved to, but if Tottenham went through then it means we made a mistake somewhere over the two legs. If I'd had Andrea Pirlo, Massimo Ambrosini and the January buys, then perhaps it would've been different.”

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