Allegri made the claim before his sideâ€™s departure for China ahead of the Italian Super Cup clash against Inter on Saturday 6 August.
â€śDespite the fact that other sides have strengthened, I think that Inter and ourselves will be favourites for the championship,â€ť he said.
â€śWeâ€™ve worked reasonably well in these weeks,â€ť continued the former Cagliari tactician.
â€śIt will be important to have the right concentration in Beijing, because we are playing for the first trophy of the season and because it is against Inter.
â€śItâ€™ll be tough, mentally and physically, but it wouldnâ€™t be a bad start to the season if we win this oneâ€¦â€ť