Capello: Only Roma can challenge Juventus for Scudetto

The experienced coach believes the Giallorossi are the only team in Italy capable of putting up a fight against the Bianconeri, and dismissed the chances of the Milanese clubs
Russia coach Fabio Capello has stated that only Roma are in any position to challenge Juventus for the Scudetto this season.

The former England boss believes neither AC Milan nor Inter are capable of emerging victorious in the title race, and stated that the Giallorossi - who are 12 points behind the Old Lady in the standings - have a better chance.

"I think that on paper the only team that can challenge Juventus is Roma," Capello told Sky Sport Italia.

"This Juve team is doing well, you have to congratulate them even if they do not have any real competitors. In my days in charge of Juve, our opponents for the title were Milan, Inter and Roma.

"Milan are now without many important players, but Roma are still up there and can put up a fight for the title."

Capello then went on to comment on the rumours linking Daniele De Rossi with an exit from Roma in the upcoming transfer window.

"I gave De Rossi his debut, as I did with [Alberto] Aquilani," the Italian added. "He is an important player and [head coach Zdenek Zeman knows that, but he will have to adapt to the ideas of the coach.

"I do not know what will happen in the future. The important thing is that the player is happy and hopefully this will rub off on his team-mates. De Rossi is a key player, who makes the difference."