By ESPNSTAR.com staff
Milan came from behind to beat Torino at the Stadio Olimpico with goals from Robinho, Antonio Nocerino, Giampaolo Pazzini and Stephan El Shaarawy enough to cancel out Mario Santana's early strike, before Rolando Bianchi added a consolation goal 10 minutes from time.
The Rossoneri have now picked up a respectable 10 points in their last four games and appear to be have put their early season woes firmly behind them as they fight to finish in the top five this season.
Although Milan looked laboured at times, Allegri believes that his side's victory over a 'tough' Torino side was fully warranted and highlighted Robinho's goal as the turning point of the game.
"I think the win was deserved," Allegri was quoted as saying by the official Milan website.
"It's always tough to play against Torino. It's an important win, the third in a row and was especially important after Roma won on Saturday.
"We're still a bit off but we have time to recover and things to improve on but now we have to think about the cup match on Thursday.
"We didn't play the ball to feet enough in the first part of the match and as a result we didn't look dangerous.
"We made a mistake to go behind in the match and thankfully Robinho scored a great goal to get us back into it."
However, Milan's joy at winning the game was tempered by a serious injury suffered by midfielder Nigel De Jong who looks set to miss the rest of the season, and Allegri believes his side will be weaker without the midfield enforcer within their ranks.
We're very sorry for De Jong as he was doing well and he'll be out for a long time," Allegri added.
"In that position we have Ambrosini and Muntari will come back.
"We'll see what happens in the transfer window, the club is monitoring things closely."
Stephan El Shaarawy agreed with his manager's sentiments that the absence of De Jong would severely handicap the team.
The 20-year-old said: "De Jong is a great player and he could really have helped us a lot.
"Let's hope he gets back soon."
El Shaarawy is Milan's top goalscorer this season; the in-form striker has scored 13 goals in his last 22 games and is recognised as one of the key players responsible for Milan's improvement.
"I wanted to keep on playing and get another goal but the important thing on Sunday was the win and the three points," El Shaarawy added.
"We're very happy. 13 goals are enough to make anyone happy. I want to keep on going like this."
Milan will take on Pescara in their next Serie A fixture.