Former Italy manager Marcello Lippi insists there will be a exciting battle for the Champions League qualification as three teams are fighting for two top-four spots.
The World Cup winner expressed his opinion about the current form of the three clubs and said Atalanta are fighting to finish second in Serie A.
“I’m sorry that someone has to stay out,” Lippi said, according to TMW. “There are some teams that have done very well in the last few games.
“Look at Napoli, Milan, Juventus, they have shown that they have recovered. Let’s see who will stay out.
“If all three win, Juventus remain out, let’s see what happens. Atalanta have the chance to finish second in Serie A after the disappointment in the Coppa Italia, it will be a tough game.”
will have to win their final game of the season againstBologna
and hope that one ofNapoli
drop points during the final fixture.
’s men, things will be much more complicated as they will take on
Gian Piero Gasperini
away from home.
Meanwhile, Napoli, who are sitting fourth, cannot afford to lose points when they face tenth-placedHellas Verona
are not in the race for the Champions League spot and Lippi says the newly appointed coach
has to do so much to turn the Giallorossi into a real contender.
“Mourinho will have a lot of work to do.”