Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini is confident that another English side will fall at the hands of Italian opposition tonight to prove that Serie A is still alive and kicking.
Mancini believes that Juventus will be too much to handle for Premier League outfit Fulham, who trail 3-1 from the first leg of their Europa League last 16 tie, further dispelling persistent talk of Calcio’s alleged decline after Inter knocked Chelsea out of the Champions League on Tuesday.
“Juve are, by far, stronger than Fulham and can’t lose,” the tactician told Tuttosport newspaper.
“They will progress. They will have to beware of the atmosphere, but [Alberto] Zaccheroni knows how to prepare the team for this clash.
“There is not much difference between the Premier League and Serie A. Who says that Italian teams are bound to be dominated by English sides?
“Take a look at Inter the other night. After a very balanced first half, the Nerazzurri absolutely justified their qualification to the next round. And I was not surprised…”
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