Tuesday July 12 2011
Allegri: 'Milan are complete'

Massimiliano Allegri feels Milan's squad is “complete,” but again refused to guarantee Antonio Cassano first team football.

“We start the new season in the best possible way, as the club provided me with three new buys plus Alberto Paloschi,” said the Coach as pre-season training kicked off today.

“Last season I changed the team quite a lot due to injuries, as we ended the campaign with Kevin-Prince Boateng as trequartista after Robinho had taken that role.

“We have many versatile figures who allow us to have different options. Right now the squad is complete, I'm happy with the players at my disposal and now we can only focus on doing well.”

However, Allegri again ruled out giving Cassano regular first team football, which could push him into a summer move in the lead-up to Euro 2012.

“No club and no Coach in the world can guarantee a starting spot for a player. Cassano will be important for Milan, just as he was in the six months he played for us so far.

“Last term we found a style of football and a team identity that allowed us to win the Scudetto. Of course we need to improve on dead ball situations and other things.”

Philippe Mexes, Taiye Taiwo, Stephan El-Shaarawy and Paloschi have joined the Rossoneri this summer.

“We start this season with an advantage, as we know the four new players in the side when beginning training,” continued Allegri.

“We have to start with the same motivation and hunger as last year. It's difficult to say who will be Milan's main antagonist, but I think Inter are the joint favourites for the Scudetto, followed by Napoli, Juventus and Roma.”

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