Allegri made the claim before his sideâs departure for China ahead of the Italian Super Cup clash against Inter on Saturday 6 August.
âDespite the fact that other sides have strengthened, I think that Inter and ourselves will be favourites for the championship,â he said.
âWeâve worked reasonably well in these weeks,â continued the former Cagliari tactician.
âIt 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.
âItâll be tough, mentally and physically, but it wouldnât be a bad start to the season if we win this oneâ¦â