According to Massimiliano Allegri, securing victory over Lazio on Wednesday could be the final step in Juventus’ quest to retain the scudetto.
Juventus secured a nine point leaf at the top of the table after thrashing Palermo 4-0, with Inter beating Napoli 2-0.
Allegri’s side need, at most, seven points in order to be crowned champions for a fifth straight season, and their coach is confident that overcoming Lazio will play a crucial role.
“The only numbers that interest me relate to mathematics – we need seven points, hopefully fewer after tonight, although it is unlikely that Napoli will not beat Bologna,” said Allegri.
“We must be careful against Lazio. The three points would make a nice leap forward, probably the final one, to the fifth title. A fifth successive Scudetto would represent an extraordinary achievement.
“They are fighting for the Europa League and are a dangerous opponent, not to mention that we lack [Alvaro] Morata to a suspension. We’re facing a Lazio side who come into the game following consecutive victories without conceding.
“We’ve got a decent advantage over Napoli, but nothing’s guaranteed until the mathematics state otherwise.
“Everyone’s praising us, but we still haven’t won anything as it stands.”