Capello has plans for Del Piero
By Nadia Carminati
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Fabio Capello insists there will be room in his plans for Alessandro Del Piero.Fabio Capello insists there will be room in his plans for Juventus' record-breaker Alessandro Del Piero.
The attacker became Juve's leading goalscorer on Tuesday evening when he scored a hat-trick in the 4-1 victory over Fiorentina in the Coppa Italia.
His treble took him to a tally of 185 goals for the Old Lady, moving him in front of previous record holder Giampiero Boniperti, who scored 182 times for the club.
But though Del Piero has etched his name into the annals of the Turin club's illustrious history, he has been unable to command a regular place in the team this season.
Juve coach Capello has tried to assuage concerns that Del Piero will be limited to playing a peripheral role for the remainder of the campaign.
Instead, Capello has lauded Del Piero's present form and confirmed he will be a valuable member of the side's pursuit of domestic and continental honours.
"Del Piero is in a great physical condition," said Capello.
"I've already said that until the end of the season there will be space for everyone and certainly for Del Piero, too.
"We will need the necessity to do a turnover to reach the end of the season in a good way."