Fabio Capello Was Full Of Praise For Chelsea’s Tactics Against Juventus

Former Juventus boss Capello was on punditry duties for Sky Sport Italia and heaped praise on Chelsea’s tactics, comparing their style to the one which has been so successful for Jurgen Klopp at Liverpool.

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“I think this was a real lesson in football from Chelsea,” the Italian said. “Let’s take Liverpool for example, they play aggressively and vertically.

“And tonight we saw Chelsea press, run and never pass the ball backwards. They never start from the back, instead they are always proactive, always forward, no passes to the goalkeeper.

Capello continued: “These are rhythms that the Italian league is no longer used to. There is a big difference in speed and quality compared to our league.

“There is another pressure. Then here are the tackles, you enter hard, the referee does not whistle for fouls that would be whistled here [in Serie A].

“In Italy you play too much with the goalkeeper. I think they are two German coaches, maybe we need to learn from them and update ourselves.

“A coach used to say, ‘How you train is how you play’. When there is great intensity and competitive spirit and you are not used to it, it becomes difficult.

“When you train with not enough rhythm in the end you get these results in Europe.”

Juve boss Massimiliano Allegri had already seen his charges qualify for the last-16, but was left frustrated by what he saw as a second-half collapse in the English capital.

“I think the first half was good. After the break, they continued their press, while we were a bit too weak on the second and third goals,” Allegri told Sky Sport Italia.