Conte slams Capello as being disrespectful

Milan, Feb 17: Juventus head coach Antonio Conte hit out at former England manager Fabio Capello following his side’s 3-1 win over Chievo at home.

Conte Sunday accused Capello of being disrespectful as the former Juve boss suggested Conte’s team couldn’t succeed in Europe because Serie A was not competitive enough, reports Xinhua.

“I’d say someone who makes these comments is annoying and disrespectful to record-breaking campaigns over two years,” Conte said.

“Capello’s sides broke records and their two titles were revoked, but I don’t remember their style of football. I remember Marcello Lippi’s team and even Giovanni Trapattoni’s, as they played well, but Capello’s era is famous only for the revocation,” he said.

“I think this Juventus is more complete in every area than my first season. We were on a charge the first time and were the only side to stop Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s Milan winning the Scudetto,” he said.

“He ought to focus more on trying to get Russia past the first round at the World Cup. If I were in his position, I wouldn’t have said anything,” he added.

IANS