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Massimiliano Allegri on Napoli, says there are no problems in his team


Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri has played down the significance of Tuesday's disappointing home draw against Internazionale.

Questions have been raised after the Bianconeri's lead at the top of the Serie A was reduced to only one point but the Italian insists the recent run of disappointing results didn't affect the morale of his players.

"In respect to the problems Juventus is facing I would say there aren't any," Allegri said.

"I always look at the glass half full and I would say that Tuesday's game [against Internazionale] was a very good one.

"Unfortunately we made four individual technical mistakes and failed to bring home a victory which was up for grabs. Also let's not forget that Internazionale is a very good team, even if they are 22 points from the top.

"There's still a long way to go in the championship, it ends on May the 31st and nobody was presumptuous enough - at least myself - to believe that we could win it with 10 matches to go.

"I think only Bayern Munich can win the championship with so many games left. If anyone expected Juventus to win the championship with 10 or 5 games to go, then they were mistaken, because this season will be a repeat of the last one with Roma always putting pressure."

Juventus face Napoli on Sunday evening in what will be another big test for Allegri's men but the 47-year-old is convinced that his players are ready for the battle.

"As for the away game against Napoli, I believe the last time Juventus won away was on September 30, 2000," Allegri declared.

"Maybe tomorrow will be our chance to rectify that.

"Winning at Napoli is not easy but we have enough quality in the squad to do it. In Doha [against Napoli in the Italian Super Cup] we created many goal opportunities but also allowed them to create a lot, which is strange for us.

"But we had the last opportunities during the 90 minutes of the game, from a corner and also one very big chance with [Carlos] Tevez if I'm not wrong.

"But this doesn't mean that we will change approach, no. We cannot change every week, going from three to four to five to two to four; Juventus has its own character and we will try to move forward with this system.

"We did change - away against Fiorentina - but it was a one-off, an exception, because Juventus is producing nice football."

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