Juventus coach, Massimiliano Allegri has urged his players not to relax on their oars and remain focused ahead of their Serie A match against Bologna on Saturday at the Allianz Stadium.
Juventus are on course for a seventh consecutive Scudetto title and have stretched their lead to four points ahead of Napoli who lost to Fiorentina last week.
Allegri in a pre-match conference said the league title is still open and he is wary if they slip, they might be surprised by Napoli whom he said are having an extraordinary season
He said, “We will need to show hard work and desire in order to achieve our objectives, we are nearly at the end of the season, as there are just 20 days left and tomorrow we have a game that we have to win and also prepare ourselves for the TIM Cup final”.
On his player’s current form, he said, “Dybala and Higuain will play in the attack; they are the two players that we will count on to score the goals to clinch us the Scudetto in the remaining games. Also in attack one of or both of Cuadrado and Douglas Costa will play, in the midfield, in place of Pjanic there will be either Marchisio or Bentancur. Buffon will play in goal and then I will go with either two or three in the middle of the defense, I’m yet to decide.
“Mandzukic is out of tomorrow’s game but we hope to have him back fit for the TIM Cup final, Chiellini, Sturaro and De Sciglio are all out. Bernardeschi is doing very well but he doesn’t have 90 minutes in his legs just yet.”
The Serie A enters week 36 this weekend with two more matches to go, Juventus are first with 88 points ahead of Napoli who are second with 84 points with Champions League semi-finalist , Roma in the third place with 70 points but are boosted with a goal difference against bitter rivals, Lazio who share the same points.