Serie A: Juve Must Stay Focused On Top-four Race - Allegri

By Chimezie Nebolisa

Juventus are aiming to finish in Serie A's top four and talk of a title tilt is premature, manager Massimiliano Allegri said.

Juve have enjoyed a promising start to the season and are second in the table on 30 points after 13 matches, two behind leaders Inter Milan.

Allegri's side could provisionally go top of the table when they visit Monza on Friday.

Allegri told reporters: "We must all have the ambition to desire something important, but now the most important thing is the Monza match. We always have to look at fifth in the standings and have to watch our backs to maintain the gap from the teams behind us. However, this cannot be done with the result of a single match: the championship is a marathon, not a sprint."