Allegri not worried by draws

Published Jan. 17, 2011 11:05 a.m. ET

AC Milan coach Massimiliano Allegri insists there is no cause for alarm at the San Siro despite two successive draws in the Serie A.

The Rossoneri missed a chance to move six points clear at the top of the table on Sunday after being held 1-1 at Lecce.

The result followed their 4-4 draw against Udinese in the previous round.

"It's disappointing to leave two points behind," said Allegri. "But it can happen.

"We created many chances but we have to accept this result.

"We have to be aware of our strength.

"It's normal that during the season there are times when you win five or six games and others where you are punished by your rivals."


Allegri preferred to focus on the positives, with the Rossoneri unbeaten this year.

"We still have a four-point advantage in the standings," he said. "The season is long and despite the draw, I believe we can sleep well because the team is in good condition and this is a reason to remain positive."

Milan will host Cesena on Sunday.