Football Italian – 2 March 2016: Palermo coach Massimiliano Allegri, who has led the Turin club to the Coppa Italia final in two successive seasons, has vowed to get back on top of the Serie A table.
On Sunday evening, he beat Fiorentina 2-0 to move into fourth place on the table with a 3-0 victory over Udinese.
“I am very happy because the team has changed a lot,” Allegri told reporters.
“I am pleased for our players, for our fans and for the club, I think.”
He added: “The next two weeks are important.
It is important for the future of our club, for the development of our players and for myself, but we will be back on the right track.”
This season has been very difficult.
We are not doing well and it has been difficult to analyse the situation.
“We are working on the best way to do it, to improve as much as possible.”
After winning just three of their first six games, the Viola went on to lose just three times in their next six, winning eight of their last 10.
They remain three points clear at the top of Serie A, but the game against Udinese could give them a chance to regain their place in the top four.
Alessandro Del Piero scored Udinese’s winner in the 88th minute.
“The second goal is special,” said Allegri.
“When I score my first goal, it is a big moment for me.
It was a moment of pride for me.”
Palermo are third in the table, just behind Juventus, and the Nerazzurri have been knocked out of the Champions League by Barcelona in the last 16.
Allegri is confident that his side will take their chances in the Champions Cup.
“If we get a good result, we will get the last four,” he said.
We have to try to defend our points and try to score.””
This is a very difficult game.
We have to try to defend our points and try to score.”
The next three matches are against Inter Milan, Atalanta and Fiorendina, all of whom are in the Europa League.