In an interview with FCInterNews.it, former Inter striker Eder has shared his thoughts on the title race this season in Serie A.
“I expected a fight between Inter and Juve. I know Antonio Conte well. When he gets into the players’ heads, he convinces everyone to play to improve and to win. So surely this year will be a duel to the end between the Nerazzurri and Juventus,” he said.
“It will not be like the last few seasons in which Inter finished 20 points behind the Old Lady. In Italy, they have to be thankful that Conte is back. At least now there is a title challenge, otherwise Juventus would already be 7-8 points ahead on the others as has always happened in recent years.
He was then asked whether he thinks Inter can lift any silverware come the end of the season.
“Inter are the anti-Juve in the league and can also win the Europa League. They can compete for the Scudetto and in Europe. Conte is a winner and plays to win every competition. He has it in his head and passes it on to his boys, so certainly the Nerazzurri will fight on all fronts.”
Next he was asked if he would like to be in this Inter side.
“There are already many strong forwards. Lukaku needs no introduction, his goals and career speak for him. Esposito is doing very well despite his young age. Inter doesn’t need me.”
The naturalised Italian then spoke on what it is like to player under him.
“He is truly a number one for me. He doesn’t look at anyone differently. He puts work first. You have to work well and take care of yourself.
“If you follow what he asks of you and you are in the right condition, you will play. In the national team he created a beautiful group. We played a great European Championship, only going out on penalties against the then world champions Germany.
“I am crazy about Conte. I think he is among the best managers in the world. He manages to convey something unique to everyone.
“Let’s take Inter as an example: the Nerazzurri score and everyone on the bench cheers. It means that there is a good group. They are all together, both those on the pitch and those off it. While in the other precedents, when someone scored, the same reaction didn’t happen.”