Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri calls for cool heads

Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri Serie A

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Massimiliano Allegri insists he is focused on Juventus’ Champions League semi-final clashes with Real Madrid even after guiding his side to their fourth Serie A title in a row.

The Turin-based side confirmed their 31st Scudetto by securing a hard-fought 1-0 victory over Sampdoria, Arturo Vidal’s first-half header from Stephan Lichtsteiner’s cross proving to be decisive.

Allegri was controversially installed as Juventus coach last summer following Antonio Conte’s decision to quit the club, and has now won the title with both AC Milan and the Old Lady.

But instead of celebrating their latest success, the Juventus players have headed to a training retreat in Turin as they prepare for Tuesday’s Champions League semi-final first leg clash with Real.

Allegri said: “I am very happy and we achieved something that was not easy. When at times you stutter, it’s important to keep a cool head and that’s what we did.

“I have won the Scudetto with two extraordinary teams. At Milan I arrived in 2010 and the club hadn’t won since 2004. It was important to turn that around.

“At Juve the situation was different, but winning a fourth consecutive title was no easier. I am happy to have won both in Milan and Turin but now we have to keep our heads to reach the Champions League final.”

Juve wrapped up the title, ahead of second-placed Lazio, with four games of the season remaining, having lost just three times so far this season, while they are also set to play Lazio in the Italian Cup final.

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