By ESPNSTAR.com staff
Each side that wins ten titles earns a permanent star symbol on the club jersey and it is this mark of respect that Juve officials are adamant the club deserves.
But in what can only be interpreted as a dig, Allegri stated that if the scandal-plagued seasons are to be counted then so should the Turin side's 2007 Serie B win.
The Bianconeri were relegated the year before, following investigations that implicated former director Luciano Moggi in bribing of referees in order to fix results in the club's favour. It meant that the Old Lady had to claw their way back up to Serie A while rivals AC Milan ended their season in the Serie A in third place despite being slapped with an 8-point penalty.
Allegri appears keen to remind last season's winners to not forget that ignominy before they get carried away with talk about the number of titles paraded around Turin. Milan, for their part, have won 18 titles so far in their history with their most recent win coming in the 2010-11 season.
"Juventus' Scudetti? They have 31; everybody is wrong, because you should also count the Serie B title," he joked when speaking to reporters at a press conference.
He also hailed the performances of star striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic and predicted that the Swede will improve his game in the coming season. He has earmarked the nomadic striker as one of the leaders of the team and expects him to deliver more than just goals, making him more valuable than any other forward in Europe.
Recent reports have linked temperamental Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli with the club but the former Cagliari boss stated that Ibrahimovic remains an irreplaceable player.
"Ibra will absolutely become a leader. This season, alongside [Massimo] Ambrosini and Thiago, he will be an example for his team-mates," he agreed.
"At the European Championship, Mario gave a great demonstration of his growth, but I would not swap Ibrahimovic for anybody."
Milan have a number of pre-season friendlies lined up before the start of the campaign, with matches against Chelsea, Real Madrid, Inter Milan, Juventus, Olimpia and Schalke.