16.04.2016 15.00 - in: Serie A S

    Allegri previews Palermo clash

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    Massimiliano Allegri looks ahead to tomorrow's meeting with the Rosanero: "It's a crucial stage of the season and we can't afford to put a foot wrong"

    Date with history

    "Slowly but surely we're closing in on what would be a fifth straight Scudetto crown, which would be an exceptional achievement and very hard to repeat. We still have six matches left to play and they're the most important ones and the most difficult because right now we haven't won anything."


    "We need to be mature enough to realise how crucial this stage of the season is because there's no time to make up ground afterwards. That's why we must be focused solely on tomorrow's game. It's a match we need to win because Napoli are six points behind us, Roma are 12 points behind but there are still 18 left to play for – that's plenty."


    "It's a tough game because they've spent the whole week on a training camp together and their Serie A survival is on the line. I don't think Palermo will shut up shop. I expect them to try and put us under pressure because with the way they set up, counter-attacking isn't their natural game."

    Paulo Dybala

    "I need to make a decision on whether Dybala plays. He's trained and he's fine. It's something I need to assess because with Zaza suspended I have to decide whether to play him from the off or start him on the bench and possibly bring him on for the last part of the game."

    Champions League

    "We shouldn't have any regrets. The Champions League is a competition where in the groups you have time to make up for any slip-ups but then in the knockout stage it only takes one small thing to go for you or against you. We did what we needed to do. Obviously our next target will be to have a great Champions League campaign."

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