Former Italy international Stefano Fiore believes that Juventus are still favourites for this year's Serie A title, despite Roma's progress.
In an interview with Gianluca Di Marzio’s website, the former Udinese and Lazio midfielder was speaking ahead of the game between his two former sides.
“These are two teams that, for one reason or another, were very important for my career,” said Fiore, who earned 38 international caps.
““I don't have a favourite, I'm very attached to both teams. Perhaps I hope for a draw.”
When asked about the race for the Scudetto, however, there were no such hesitations.
“After three titles with a squad that remains practically unchanged, it's normal to consider Juve the favourites,” he mused.
“[But] I think Roma have bridged the gap from last year and will give them a hard time until the end.
“And then there are the Milan and Napoli. It will be a great championship, but Juve and Roma are still a step ahead.”
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