Tuesday November 5 2013
Spalletti still favours Juventus

Former Roma boss Luciano Spalletti insists Juventus are still favourites to win the Serie A title this season.

Although the Giallorossi lead the standings after 10 consecutive victories and a draw at Torino on Sunday, the Zenit St Petersburg boss is refusing to rule out the club who are going for a hat-trick of Scudetti.

“Roma have played some really good football, while Napoli are a crafty team with great champions,” the ex-Udinese man noted.

“However, Juventus still have something extra…”

Roma are three points clear at the top, with Juventus and Napoli – who are in joint-second – set to meet at the weekend.

“Roma have to continue being very good if they want to battle until the end with Napoli and Juve,” Spalletti continued.

“I’ve seen Roma play a lot this season and they’ve always left me with an excellent impression. However, they have struggled over the last couple of games – even if that is also down to the absence of Francesco Totti.”

The latter, club captain, may not return from his present muscle injury until December. Roma entertain Sassuolo at the weekend.

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