Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri doesn't want the pressure on his team, so he's trying to deflect it to the other side, AP reports.

In second place after winning eight straight matches without conceding a goal, Juventus will play at Serie A leader Napoli on Friday.

“It’s a lovely match to play,” Allegri said Thursday. “We need to play well, with enthusiasm and desire, but it won’t be decisive for the title and it will be more important for them.

“It’s not a crash test. We’re coming off a good run but Napoli is, too. It will not be a decisive match but a very important one, for them more than for us.”

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