Legendary Italian football manager Arrigo Sacchi has shared his belief that Inter are not entirely out of the 2019/20 Serie A title race just yet.
The Serie A campaign is set to resume in the coming weeks after what will have been over a three month pause caused by the Coronavirus crisis and Sacchi believes that Inter’s fixture list could help them out in the race to win the Scudetto.
Inter’s Serie A campaign will resume at home to Sampdoria and they also have matches against the likes of lowly Genoa and Brescia as part of their remaining 13 Serie A games, seven of which will be played at home.
“I took a look at the fixture list and it seems to me that Inter’s road is quite easy. I think Conte can bring them back to fight at the top, even if Juve, for the squad available, and Lazio, for the great motivations, will start with an advantage,” he remarked in an interview with Italian daily newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport, which appeared in yesterday’s print edition.
Sacchi, who perhaps most famously managed AC Milan in the late 1980s and early 1990s, then went on to discuss some factors he think could impact how things play out for the Nerazzurri, who are currently sitting in third place, eight points adrift of second place Lazio and nine adrift of table toppers Juventus.
“The factors that will affect the run-in, will be preparation and fear. To give a concrete example: I expect Sensi from Inter to get in shape faster than Lukaku, who has giant muscles.”