Allegri was asked whether fans had to get used to the lack of ambition after selling so many top stars.
"The team has certainly changed a great deal, as there are some young lads here and they need to grow up quickly. At the moment we've got to shake this weight off our shoulders, as we have talents and can fight it out with everyone.
"We do have to get back on track, but more on a psychological level than a technical one. The lads have to grow up and realise playing with this nervousness and timidity will not allow us to move forward.
"Last season we won very few head-to-heads with the other big clubs and did well against the smaller sides. Maybe this year it'll be the other way round..."