Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri has named the five teams he believes are the forerunners to win this season’s Champions League – but he does not think his own side are among the favorites.
Bianconeri are confident of their place in the knockout stages of the competition, but rely on Chelsea losing points away against Zenit on Wednesday to have any chance of qualifying as a group winner.
It has been a difficult domestic season for Juve, who are fifth in the Serie A table and are 11 points behind league leader Milan. And ahead of their European clash at home against Malmö, Allegri raised concerns about the team’s form and what they need to do to go far in the Champions League.
“We are a bit more organized on the pitch, but it is not certain that we will use the same formation from the last matches throughout the season. For example: tomorrow we have players available to play on the edges,” he said. via Juve’s official website.
“The important thing is to approach the game well, to express ourselves, to play a good game and win. We are behind in the league and the top four are moving very fast. We have to keep winning, step by step, we’ll see.
“Winning is important, because when you win matches, you are more satisfied and you work with greater calm.”
Allegri then revealed who he thinks the top teams left in the competition are, adding: “I think the favorites for this edition of the Champions League are: Liverpool, Bayern, Manchester City, Real [Madrid] and PSG.
“We have to create the conditions to do better than in the last two years in the Champions League. We have to get into the last 16 in good condition and then another tournament starts. On Monday we will see who we draw and you also need some luck to go your way. “
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