Marcello Lippi Confident Italian Teams Can Eliminate English Squads

One of the main themes ahead of the upcoming Champions League games is the Italy versus England battles which will characterise the last sixteen of this competition...
Italy's national team coach, Marcello Lippi, does not see any clear favourites in the upcoming games between Italian and English teams in the Champions League.

All games seem quite balanced, but in the end Lippi believes that the Italian teams will overcome their English rivals and make it through to the quarter-finals.

"You cannot talk about favourites when you arrive at this point of the Champions League," explained the former Juventus coach to RaiSport.

"However, I think that the qualification to the next round depends fundamentally on us.

"If we will be at our best psycho-physical condition, we have very good possibilities of doing well and going forward."

Inter, Roma and Juventus will respectively face next week Manchester United, Arsenal and Chelsea, with all games open for any possible result.

Glenn Debattista, Goal.com