Sunday July 10 2011
Allegri: 'Inter our Scudetto rivals'

Massimiliano Allegri prepares to defend his Milan title and warns “Inter will be our main rivals again.”

The Coach won the Scudetto on his first attempt, finishing ahead of the Nerazzurri and Napoli.

“I was fortunate because Milan gave me some important players. Without those, it's difficult to win, no matter how good the Coach,” he told the Gazzetta dello Sport.

“I must thank all the lads for how hard they worked. I think Inter will be our main rivals for the Scudetto again.”

Having lifted the Serie A trophy, Allegri knows he is now under pressure to achieve success in Europe.

“We absolutely have to do better than last season in the Champions League. We went out far too early. Perhaps it was undeserved, but in any case it was too soon.

“Unlike last year, I hope to reach the crucial rounds with a full squad at my disposal.”

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