Former Inter defender Paolo Tramezzani discussed Inter’s win over Ludogorets in the Europa League in an interview with Italian radio station Radio Sportiva yesterday.
“Yesterday evening Lukaku showed he was making a difference to this Inter, positive signals from Bulgaria put the result right. Christian Eriksen, it is normal that after arriving in a new league and playing in a team that asks for certain things in the midfield, he needs time.
“He’s not a ball winning midfielder, letting him express himself more freely showed that he can give a lot even if maybe he wasn’t the first choice. I wouldn’t take away the two strikers, maybe by changing the midfield a little bit he can be made more comfortable.”
Tramezzani then spoke about coach Antonio Conte’s comments after the win in the Europa League.
“Goals are set at the beginning of the season, but they can change, today Inter’s goal is and must be the league given the, perhaps even surprising, path.”
Finally, Tramezzani discussed the title race and Inter’s opponents, Lazio and Juventus.
“In the title race I think Juve are the favourites due to their experience, Sarri’s game we saw in Naples maybe we’ll never see it but on an individual level in the decisive matches they know how to make a difference, Lazio are a united group that finds themselves following the coach, they have what it takes to get to the end. Inter have a lot of components to keep them in the game, first of all Conte.”
Inter are currently 3rd in the league table after 24 games, sitting two points behind 2nd place Lazio and six points against rivals and reigning champions Juventus, who beat SPAL yesterday. The Bianconeri’s win over the 20th place side means that the Nerazzurri need to beat Sampdoria in order to maintain the pressure on the Turin based club.
The Nerazzurri’s 2-0 away win against Ludogorets means the club are heavier favourites than before moving into their next meeting against the side next week. In the Coppa Italia, the Milanese side lost at home to Napoli, meaning the return leg at the Stadio San Paolo will be a tough but key game.