Fabio Capello has made his predictions for the upcoming Serie A season and perhaps surprisingly, he has left AC Milan out of the Scudetto race. He did, however, have positive things to say about Tijjani Reijnders.
Milan have made eight signings this summer and there’s no doubt that Stefano Pioli has some work to do this season. Nevertheless, all members of our editorial team have predicted the Rossoneri to finish third or higher this season.
Speaking about the season in this week’s edition of Sportweek, as cited by MilanPress, Fabio Capello shared his thoughts on the Scudetto race. He left Milan out of the discussion but also praised the Rossoneri for singing Tijjani Reijnders.
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“Three teams, in alphabetical order: Inter, Juventus and Napoli. Inter for the overall strength, Napoli if they keep Osimhen, Juve because they won’t have to worry about Europe.”
“At Milan, I really admire a player who plays vertically and not horizontally: Reijnders. Today, we see too much of players passing it backwards to avoid making a mistake. Milan? They have great potential, but every time they lose the ball, the opponents get a shot on target. On the positive side, they have many players who are good at dribbling, one-on-one, an aspect of the game that has disappeared in Italy,” he concluded.
Milan will play their first game of the season on Monday evening, taking on Bologna away from home. Reijnders will play from the first minute, along with a few other new signings, and it will be very interesting to see them all in action in Serie A.