Massimiliano Allegri is confident that the club will challenge

Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri is confident that the club will challenge for the title this season despite being in the bottom half of the table after having played eight games.

The club has had only two victories so far this season. Competitors like Fiorentina and Inter Milan have been able to take full advantage of Juventus’ misery. They have already opened a nine point advantage even at this early stage. However, the fact that there are still so many games remaining appears to give confidence to Allegri. He claims that Juventus can still come back and challenge for the title.

Just when it seemed that the 3-1 win over Bologna will act as a major confidence boost to the players, Allegri watched his team get a 0-0 draw against Inter Milan. It was a great opportunity to close some gap at the top of the table. As this, the club will have to rely upon results elsewhere. Juventus have won the league title for the last few seasons without any trouble. This is the first major challenge that they have faced since getting promotion to the top flight. The struggles have been mainly attributed to the loss of key players like Carlos Tevez and Andrea Pirlo in one summer.

"I don't know if we'll win the Scudetto, but we will definitely get back into the race. That's for certain. I don't want us to get caught up in the anxiety of the situation now, as there's a long way to go.The plan is to be challenging by the start of March and then we'll see about a final push. Getting one point here doesn't move the table much, but it stops Inter breaking away, we kept a clean sheet and put in a strong performance.Once again, we have to realise a team that scores nine goals in eight games cannot win the Scudetto,” said Allegri.