Inter coach Antonio Conte has the opportunity to make history with the Nerazzurri tonight by being the coach to achieve the most points out of anyone after 13 games, according to a report from today’s paper edition of the Milano based newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport.
The report details how Conte’s influence, Giovanni Trapattoni, achieved 33 points with the Nerazzurri in 13 games in the 1988/89 season, and a victory tonight for Inter against Torino would see them sit on 34 points, putting Conte in the Nerazzurri’s history books.
However, a win may be difficult due to the squad’s reduced strength, the report continues. Conte is likely to bring 17-year-old French midfielder Lucien Agoumé to tonight’s game due to a complete lack of midfield depth, with only Spaniard Borja Valero providing any midfield options on the bench – not preferable for Conte considering the 34-year-old Spanish midfielder has only played one minute for Inter this season.
Therefore, the report highlights how the Nerazzurri are certain to sign a new midfielder in the upcoming January transfer window, with Udinese’s Rodrigo De Paul and Atalanta owned talent Dejan Kulusevski being the favourites to arrive.