AC Milan coach Massimiliano Allegri says his side must produce something special if they are to snatch the Serie A title from Juventus.
Milan are three points behind Juve with four matches left this season, but it has been a tale of contrasting fortunes for both teams.
The leaders have won their last seven on the bounce while Milan have been victorious in only three of last nine.
However, speaking ahead of Sunday’s match with Siena, Allegri said his side must focus on winning all their matches and not worry about Juventus dropping points.
“I’m only thinking about keeping this title race alive because I like to think that we can still win it, although it will certainly take something extraordinary to do so,” Allegri said.
“Looking at how Juve are playing it’s hard to see them losing points. However, in football the psychological situation can change at any moment and so we have to win at Siena.
“They are a team that have played some good football and have played intensely with their best characteristics.
“We have to play with the utmost concentration and sacrifice and we mustn’t allow them too much space.”
Allegri admitted Juventus deserve to be on top of the table, but rued the amount of injuries he has had to deal with this season.
“Juve deserve to be where they are because they are doing important things and have gone away from us after the games against Fiorentina and Bologna,” he said. “We can only hope that they’ll slow down.
“Unfortunately we’ve had to deal with the fallout from our Champions League elimination. Maybe we’ve been made to pay for playing with almost the same team since the sixth game of the season.”
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