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Juventus coach Allegri happy with Higuain: But don't forget Mandzukic

Juventus coach Max Allegri insists there's more to their attack than Gonzalo Higuain.

Higuain is expected to partner Paulo Dybala upfront against Champions League opponents Sevilla.

“Everyone can improve and that is what we are working for. Gigi Buffon proves that, as he always works to improve. As long as you play, your objective should be to get better," said Allegri.

“We have Mario Mandzukic, who played the first two games and was on the bench against Sassuolo, but has great international experience and won the Champions League already. He is an added value, seeing as at the moment we just get asked about Higuain and Dybala.

“When you arrive at a club like Juventus, there is always pressure. You mustn't lose your head in the favourable or unfavourable moments. There will be moments of difficulty, but that doesn't mean a team is suddenly useless. We saw what people said about us last season when we had a rough start.

“As the media seem to insist Juventus are the favourites for the Scudetto and Champions League, we within the locker room must isolate ourselves from that easy euphoria and knuckle down even more, keeping our psychological balance."

Are Juve more European this term?

“I'll say that at the end of the Champions League. What counts are results and at this moment people claim that the Champions League is the primary objective of the season.

“However, that is a separate tournament that we will try to the end, but our chances are no better than last year or the year before. Our primary objective must be a sixth consecutive Scudetto, as that would be making history."

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