Capello - Title race back on

19 March 2009 03:48
Fabio Capello insists that the Premier League title race is not a foregone conclusion.[LNB] After Liverpool humiliated Manchester United 4-1 at Old Trafford last weekend, to take them to within four points of the champions, the England boss believes the title race is very much back on.[LNB]Chelsea are another side who find themselves back in the hunt for league success, with the Blues level on points with Liverpool, although United have the advantage of a game in hand on the duo.[LNB]The Italian, no stranger to capturing league titles himself, declared that whoever coped better under the pressure of the run-in would go on to win the Premier League.[LNB]"A month ago United were fresher," he told COM Radio.[LNB]"But then they played many games on the trot. This late on in the season, we all have to wait a bit more to see how each of the teams does at the moment of truth."[LNB]After guiding Real Madrid to the Spanish league title in 1997 and 2007 during two separate stints at the club, Capello still keeps a close eye on La Liga but it is his former club's rivals who have caught the eye this season.[LNB]Potential"(Pep) Guardiola's Barca are a team with a lot of potential even though it's obvious that they haven't been as strong as they could be in the past month," he added.[LNB]"At the beginning of the season Barca were incredible. Guardiola has done very well up until now. [LNB]"Everything was very easy at the beginning, but in their most difficult period he knew how to dig and he continued with his ideas.[LNB]"He left important players on the bench because he was convinced the team could still win, and it turned out well for him.[LNB]"That is a sign that the coach has a great personality."[LNB]The former AC Milan boss was also quick to praise Lionel Messi, arguably their best player this season. [LNB]"I asked (former Barca coach Frank) Rijkaard to sell him to me (while in charge of Juventus) because he does things that others don't even think about.[LNB]"Every era has its superstar, like Pele or (Diego) Maradona and Messi can be the superstar of the next decade." [LNB]

Source: SKY_Sports