By FOX SPORTS Staff
Milan were woeful at the start of the season but have picked up the pace in recent times, winning four of their last five Serie A fixtures, and the Rossoneri currently find themselves fighting for a spot in the top three.
Allegri acknowledged that he was pleased with what he had seen over the past few games, but warned his side that their previous good run of results would mean nothing if they failed to follow it up with positive performances for the rest of the season.
"At the moment, the team is doing very well and the players have achieved a lot since Round 9," Allegri was quoted as saying by the official Milan website.
"Now comes the hard part and I explained this to the player by comparing our run of matches to a 100m sprinter.
"We've done well so far, but we can't allow the tension to drop as the number of games left gets smaller and smaller."
The 45-year-old tactician also urged his side not to get complacent when they go up against Cagliari in their next Serie A fixture.
"We just have to concentrate on training knowing that on Sunday we'll be up against Cagliari side that has great players regardless of where the match is played, especially up front," Allegri added.
"We've prepared well for the game and so we'll head to Cagliari looking for points."
Allegri also highlighted the importance of every point in their fight to secure qualification into next season's Champions League.
"We have to be focused on what we have to do," Allegri declared.
"If we get three points we'll move forward and we'll see how the other teams do.
"Everyone says that draw helps no one but that's not true especially when the big teams face off.
"Often at the end of the season, objectives will be reached or not reached by a single point."
Milan have won a total of 40 points from 23 games this season and currently lie fifth in the Serie A, four points behind third placed Lazio, who were held to a 1-1 draw by Napoli on Saturday.