Allegri demands the same as Guardiola - Benatia

The Juventus defender believes there are similarities between his current coach and his former one, as they both want their teams to be imposing and commanding in attack

Medhi Benatia says Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri has similar demands to his former boss Pep Guardiola.

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Benatia has experience under both men after he was lured to Bayern Munich by then-coach Guardiola in 2014.

Now on loan at Serie A champions Juve, with an option to make the move permanent, Benatia believes Allegri and Manchester City manager Guardiola have similar philosophies.

"Allegri asks many of the same things from us that Guardiola did at Bayern," Benatia told Sky Italia following Juve's 2-1 win over Udinese on Saturday. 

"Both coaches want you to always take an attacking approach and command the initiative.

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"If it's 0-0 on home turf, you have to take risks to break through.

"Allegri is a guarantee for us and I'm very happy here."

Paulo Dybala was the hero for the Bianconeri, scoring twice to bring them from behind to win the three points on Saturday, and Benatia is convinced by the 22-year-old's ability.

"He will be at the levels of Robert Lewandowski and Francesco Totti," the Morocco international said. "He is a talent capable of solving these games.

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"Besides scoring goals and getting assists, he is enormously important in the game. He can become a top player, he is very young."

And the centre-back is pleased with his side's performances so far, insisting only their own arrogance can damage them.

"We must not lower our guard. We do not fear anyone, we're the strongest. The strongest opponent is the presumption that we have already won.