Allegri: Juventus are the strongest team in Italy

The Rossoneri coach realises that his side could be in for a tough match in the Coppa Italia against the champions, due to their imperious form over the last 18 months
Massimiliano Allegri has accepted that his AC Milan team are in for a difficult game against Juventus, who he believes to be the best team in Italy.

The Rossoneri lock horns with their Serie A rivals in Wednesday's Coppa Italia quarter-final, and the former Cagliari boss is expecting a tough encounter for his men.

"The Juventus Stadium is the most difficult place to win because Juventus are the strongest team in Italy," he told reporters at a press conference.

"Last year they ended the championship unbeaten, and they have already taken 44 points from the first half of the season, so it's difficult to find negative aspects.

"We will require intensity and good technique if we want to get anything out of the encounter."

Both sides met in the semi-final of the Coppa Italia last term, with the Bianconeri eventually beating Milan after extra time.