Sun 07 August 2022 | 16:47

Fabio Capello compares Paulo Dybala to Roma legend Totti

In 2001, Fabio Capello led Roma to the Scudetto. He thinks that Paulo Dybala is a lot like Francesco Totti, who was a star on that team.

Fabio Capello

has said that

Paulo Dybala

is like the great

Francesco Totti

, but he thinks that

Gabriel Batistuta

is a long way ahead of Paulo Dybala's new strike partner, Tammy Abraham.


last won the Scudetto in the 2000-2001 season, when Capello was their coach. Batistuta and Totti combined for 33 Serie A goals (Batistuta scored 20 and Totti scored 13), which helped them beat Juventus in a close title race.


Jose Mourinho

won the Europa League in his first season in Italy's capital, there are high hopes that the Giallorossi could make a strong run at the league title this time. Some think Roma will go for the title after getting Dybala, Georginio Wijnaldum, and Nemanja Matic. Abraham is also expected to do well after scoring 17 goals in his first season in Serie A.

Capello said last month that Dybala's move to Roma from Juventus could change the balance of power in Serie A. He now thinks Roma's new player could be as important as Totti, the club's all-time leading scorer.

"Football evolves all the time," Capello told La Gazzetta dello Sport. "But if it's a game, I can tell you that the Argentine has Francesco's touch on the ball, ability to find a teammate and ease of scoring."

But Capello says Abraham has a long way to go before he can be compared to the great Argentine Batistuta, who scored 30 Serie A goals in two and a half seasons in Rome from 2000 to 2003. Capello added, "Let's take it easy." "Gabriel was an instructor in the jail. Few players in the world have had as strong of a sense of goal as he did. Abraham is more mobile, but we are on a different level now."

Capello thinks that Roma are one of the favorites to win Serie A in 2022–23 because of the players they have brought in. He said that only Simone Inzaghi's Inter are better than Jose Mourinho's team. He also said, "The Giallorossi can no longer hide. Inter, with [Milan] Skriniar, is the only team that can beat them. There are already valid comparisons to Juve and Milan." Roma starts their Serie A season on August 14 with a trip to Salernitana.

source: SportMob

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