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Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri spoke to the media before his side’s clash against Chievo and expressed the need to keep the winning streak going without thinking about any records.

In his pre-game interview, he told reporters,:

“12 wins in a row? Records don’t interest me because there are still a lot of games left. There are 17 games left and it doesn’t matter if we win 12 in a row. 14 wins or 15 wins in a row don’t even matter. We could win our last eight games of the season but if it doesn’t result into anything, it means nothing. Bonucci will play, and I’ll decide tomorrow about Chiellini. Rugani is doing well, just like Caceres. Luckily, I have all my defenders.” 

Is there a possibility you make a last minute signing? 

“Our last minute signing is Pereyra, who is among the callups against Chievo. It’s useless to buy another player {to replace Mandzukic}. He won’t be out until the end of the season and he’ll return within a month. We hope that he can come back for the first leg of the Champions League. He will play in the return leg, at worst.

Are you staying at Juventus? 

“Will I stay for next year? You’ll have to ask the club…if they’ll fire me tomorrow. (smiles) Our objectives remain the same: The league, the Coppa Italia and the Champions League, hopefully reaching the final and winning it.”

Who is the favourite for the Scudetto? 

“Inter? They aren’t favourites, today Napoli are in first but the nerazzurri remain a candidate for the Scudetto. This is football, they have great balance. Wednesday, Juventus played a great game against a good Inter side. Let’s not forget what they were saying about Juve at the beginning of the year.”

Without Mandzukic, what do you think about your current situation up front?

“Morata scored a great goal, it’s been a few weeks that he’s impressed in training. Now he has to return to scoring in the league. There’s also Zaza. I have to play the players that give us the best chance of winning. Zaza has the best scoring rate. With Mandzukic’s injury, there’s more room for everyone.” 

 

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