Monday September 10 2012
Zeman’s Roma catch Mancini’s eye

Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini thinks that Roma could win a three-horse race for the Scudetto this season.

Although Mancio believes that reigning champions Juventus are favourites to lift the title, he’s impressed by the potential of Roma.

“I think the Scudetto will be between three sides in Juventus, Roma and Napoli,” the former Inter tactician told Il Messaggero.

“Perhaps Juventus have that something extra because they can rely on a winning team that has been reinforced.

“However, Roma and Napoli are very close to the Bianconeri and I can see a beautiful battle.”

Mancini added that he watched Roma’s 3-1 win at Inter in Week 2 and was impressed by Zdenek Zeman’s side.

“If Zeman can get the team to play the way they did at Inter then Juventus will have to take note,” added the Sampdoria legend.

“Roma also will not have to cope with the physical struggles and stresses of European competition which take their toll over the course of a season.”

Mancini also spoke well of Napoli, a side who knocked them out of the Champions League last year.

“Napoli? I like them and they’ve inserted some valid players into a squad which already demonstrated their ability in the Champions League.

“The club have built a lot in these years and they are now ready to target the Scudetto.”