Saturday December 29 2012
Capello: 'Roma are the anti-Juve'

Fabio Capello believes “Roma are the only anti-Juventus” in this Scudetto campaign and gives advice to Daniele De Rossi.

The current manager of Russia was interviewed by Sky Sport Italia on the situation in Serie A, where Juve are eight points clear followed by Lazio, Fiorentina, Inter, Napoli and Roma.

“Roma are the only anti-Juventus side out there,” insisted Capello despite a 12-point gap.

“The Bianconeri are doing very well, even if they haven’t got challengers up to the task. In my day in Turin, we had Milan, Inter and Roma. Now the Milanese clubs have sold many important players.”

The Giallorossi have stuttered this season and shown difficulties in the locker room between Zdenek Zeman and De Rossi.

“I gave De Rossi his debut at Roma,” continued Capello. “He is a great player, but has to adapt to Zeman’s ideas. I don’t know what his future will be. The important thing is that he’s happy.”

The former England manager also tipped his hat to Juventus on their transfer strategy.

“In signing Andrea Pirlo and Andrea Barzagli, they really got a coup there. Pirlo makes the difference and could play in any of the world’s top clubs.”

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