Perhaps living in England has made Fabio Capello more gentle. It
would be hard, if that weren't the case, to explain the words said today by the
England coach about Ronaldo and Alessandro Del Piero, two players who have never
had a very good relationship with him.
On Ronaldo's recent knee injury, he said: "Unfortunately I saw it live and I was
very sad. Aside from everything that's been said, I have always claimed he is
the best player I've ever coached, even superior to Marco Van Basten.
"Unfortunately this is a very serious injury and he will have to work hard to
come back. I hope he does, because players like him are too important for
football. He has to make it, he has to find back the pride and the will to come
On Del Piero: "Del Piero is another great player, and like all great players he
has to understand that he has to rest sometimes. I saw that once in a while [Juventus
coach Claudio] Ranieri lets him rest, without forgetting that Juve have only the
league this season. When you are involved in the Cups you have to think