Capello expects Milan and Juventus to battle for Scudetto: “I don’t think Inter will repeat”

By Oliver Fisher -

Fabio Capello believes that Inter will not defend the title next season and that AC Milan and Juventus could well be the ones to compete for the Scudetto.

There has been a lot of change among the big sides in Serie A, with Milan announcing today that they have appointed Paulo Fonseca as the new head coach on a three-year deal, a choice that Zlatan Ibrahimovic revealed and justified in his press conference today.

Meanwhile, Juventus sacked Max Allegri and turned to Thiago Motta after his excellent work with Bologna, Napoli decided to go for Antonio Conte, Bologna replaced Motta with Vincenzo Italiano and Lazio went for Marco Baroni following Igor Tudor’s resignation.

Inter won the league by a big margin last season but repeating seems to have been tough in the last few years, even if they will be the big favourites.

Capello spoke on Radio KissKiss about Conte on his first day in charge of Napoli and he was asked about whether they can fight for the title next season, with his comments relayed by MilanNews.

“He is a capable coach, who knows where to lead the team, who has international experience, so he is the coach right at the right time. He has already shown that he is a winner, he is favoured by focusing on the league without having European competitions,” he said.

“It will also be important to have a good team available which is the basis for achieving success. It will be a wonderful season. I don’t think Inter will repeat themselves, then Juventus will be very strong protagonists like Milan.

“We hope to see a title that will be decided in the last few matches. The Scudetto for Napoli always depends on the team, then they will have to recover the head of many players. If Osimhen and Kvaratskhelia remain, it will be starting from two notable strengths.”

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  1. I hope he is right but very seriously doubt it. Both us and Juve have new coaches against a well established team with very few changes.
    And let’s not forget the 20 points gap.
    I really don’t understand his way of thinking here.

    1. What does the point gap have to do with it?
      Everyone starts the season with zero points. It’s not like inter will start next season with 20 points advantage.
      Napoli finished the 22/23 season with 18 points gap over inter. This past season inter finished with 41 points gap ahead of Napoli.
      New season, clean slate.

  2. Apart from last year when both us and Inter prioritized the UCL and hence suffered in the league….Inter has always been either #1 or #2 I the league standings, since 2019-20. I do t expect that to change. Their team is extremely well constructed

  3. Right juve and Milan keep thinking they are going far like that with new Coaches if juve have allgeri I would of agreed

  4. Conte, fonseca and motta, all of them are first season in their new club, do you thing one of the straight away winning scudetto?

    Conte, inzaghi and spaletti need two season before winning it, pioli need 3 season with milan.

    I am not sure with fonseca. Motta is great with bologna, but jube is on another level to bologna. Conte has reputations and proven of winning scudetto. But in first with napoli?

    Fonseca will compete for champion league spot. Inter and napoli (may be juve) will compete for scudetto.

    1. totally with you. some coaches do win in their first season but it is unlikely. As far as Fonseca goes, for a first season, i’m looking for consistency. if we are in the fight for the scudetto in the last 2 weeks of the season, it is a success for a first season. Inter has to be considered favorites. Continuing with the same coach, keeping their starts (Napoli lost players and coach the year after they won). So yea, let’s make it interesting.

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