Capello believes Inter have won the Scudetto and highlights the moment Milan slipped away

By Oliver Fisher -

Former boss Fabio Capello believes that Milan’s Scudetto charge is over, and has pinpointed the moment that Inter took a definitive lead.

The Rossoneri led the Serie A table for over 20 rounds of the current season but could never shake off rivals Inter and Juventus, with the former now having a nine-point lead atop the league which could prove to be decisive as the number of games remaining continues to decrease.

Capello gave an exclusive interview to il Corriere dello Sport today during which he discussed the current moment that Milan are going through, starting with the Europa League knockout on Thursday night to Manchester United.

“We are out of the cups for lack of quality and simplicity. Fortunately Roma resist. Milan paid for an unfortunate draw and the many absences, many and all at once. Against any other opponent they would be through,” he said (via PianetaMilan).

On the fact there are no Italian coaches in the quarter-finals of the Champions League, he added: “Carlo Ancelotti won a lot abroad too, Antonio Conte hit the mark in the first year, Maurizio Sarri brought the Europa League to Chelsea, Claudio Ranieri achieve the Leicester miracle.

“It is not a problem of coaching, but of technical material. Quality. The 38-year-old champions make the difference with us: the specific weight of Cristiano Ronaldo, Zlatan Ibrahimović, Franck Ribéry, Rodrigo Palacio, Giorgio Chiellini is still remarkable…”

Capello was also asked who the current best Italian coach is and he believes that Conte sits atop the pile, having essentially captured the Scudetto a few weeks ago when Milan slipped up.

“Conte, who was able to back down, went back to a more effective, rational, more his own football. And he changed his mind about some players. It is a sign of intelligence. And he took the Scudetto. He won it the day Milan lost in La Spezia.”

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2 Comments

  1. micah97 says:

    I do not understand the media.For me,Milan will have had the best season in Italy along with Atalanta….even if Inter win Scudetto.They made many signings,have 2x our wage bill yet they were last in UCL group and only passed us after Injuries just became too much given the schedule….we went out of Europa against a far superior team(on paper)..one of the top 4 richest clubs in Man Utd……I still think we have made the best progress this season in Italy…our time to go for Scudetto is around 2 years from now….for now…UCL qualification is good enough..and we do not have debts anymore…..

    1. banjo2003 says:

      True. After so many years we have stood. Inter winning the Scudetto with like 4 times our wage bill is quite understandable. If Pioli can secure the CL spot I am quite happy. Also pointing on our exit in EL, we were easily the better side on both legs. Man Utd were lucky and we missed players.

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