Allegri: It would annoy me if we end on the same amount of points as Juventus, let's hope that it doesn't happen

AC Milan coach Massimiliano Allegri has revealed he would be annoyed if his side missed out on winning the Serie A title to Juventus on head-to-head record.

The Rossoneri currently sit one point behind Antonio Conte's men with two games to go and face local rivals Inter on Sunday evening, while Juve travel to Cagliari.

As Serie A reaches its penultimate round of fixtures, Allegri is aware the two clubs could finish on the same points, which would result in the Bianconeri being crowned champions due to their better league record versus Milan this season.

"It would annoy me if we end on the same amount of points as Juventus. Let's hope that it doesn't happen," the former Cagliari man told reporters at his pre-match press conference.

"I believe whoever is on top tomorrow evening is 99 per cent sure of winning the Scudetto, although anything can happen.

"If I had to play one of our games again, it may well be the head-to-head with Juve. However, I’d also like to point out we picked up five points in the first five rounds. Not everything can be decided by a single match. Milan have had an important campaign and it could get even more important tomorrow evening."

The game against Inter is not only vital for Milan with the Nerazzurri keen to secure all three points in their bid to claim Champions League football.

"I expect a very attacking Inter side, as they have done well recently and are still in the race for third. The derby is always a special game and we must put in a great performance, as we really can afford only one result.

"Inter will also be highly motivated because they have two objectives – staying in the Champions League hunt and winning the derby. We’ve just got to make sure we’re even more motivated."

One man who is certain to miss out on the Derby dello Madonnina is centre-half Thiago Silva, who is injured, and Allegri was also keen to discuss some of his selection dilemmas.

“Antonio Cassano or Robinho? I will evaluate their form today, including Stephan El Shaarawy and Maxi Lopez. I rested Ignazio Abate midweek, but he is certainly ready.”

The trainer was also quizzed whether he would ever be temped to take charge of Inter in the future and to the surprise of Milan fans, the coach refused to rule out the scenario.

“I have two years left on my contract, so I’ll tell you in two years.”

Allegri concluded his press conference by discussing the recent dismissal of Delio Rossi by Fiorentina after he attacked the club's playmaker, Adam Ljajic.

“It was a great shame, as a fraction of a second later Rossi immediately regretted his actions. I think at times there needs to be more respect for players towards their coach," he added.

"There is so much stress and mistakes can happen, for these are professionals, but also men. Respect and politeness for people are fundamental concepts and many say modern society has changed them, but I’d prefer to go back.”


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