Italy coach Roberto Mancini discussed the restart of the Serie A season, the title race and the different time slots that the remaining games will be played on in an interview in today’s paper edition of the Turin based newspaper la Stampa.

First, he spoke about the restart of the league and compared it to the restart of the German Bundesliga.

“The restart of the season will be very soft, we saw how it went in the Bundesliga. Low rhythm, very few tackles, few protests, in short, little of all the ingredients that make up a match. Let’s get ready for this kind of spectacle for the first two games at least.”

The Italy coach then moved onto talking about the three-way title race between Juventus, Lazio and the Nerazzurri.

“Many tactical ideas could, if not be replaced, at least change. So even the Scudetto race isn’t completely taken for granted. Let’s face it, Juve and Lazio are still at an advantage, but I wouldn’t give Inter up as they also have a game to catch up on. And who knows who will be relegated, it isn’t as obvious as the table suggests.”

Finally, Mancini commented on the discussions regarding which time slots the games should be played in during the hot summer months, when the season is usually over.

“Let’s get ready for another type of football. And in this sense, I hope we’ll be on the pitch at night. Playing at 17:00 from Rome is bad, but at the end of the day all over Italy as well, it would increase the discomfort of an already bad situation. I trust that we’ll choose 20:00 and 21:45 as the time of day.”

Serie A is set to restart next month of the 20th June, over three months after being stopped because of the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic. Inter are currently nine points behind rivals and league leaders Juventus, although they have a game in hand thanks to the postponed game against Sampdoria which still needs to be replayed.