Ex-Inter Defender Fabio Galante: “Inter Can Bother Juventus If Not Surpass Them”

Ex-Inter Defender Fabio Galante: “Inter Can Bother Juventus If Not Surpass Them”
October 16, 2020 00:30
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Former Inter defender Fabio Galante has shared his belief that the strikers of Inter and AC Milan could cause issues for any defence on the planet ahead of the Derby della Madonnina this weekend.

“Romelu Lukaku, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Lautaro Martinez are attackers who would bother all defences,” he explained in an interview with Italian broadcaster Sky Sport Italia, which was broadcast a short time ago.

“Conte relies a lot on Lukaku who is someone who knows how to defend the ball and get the team up. It would be very difficult to mark them all.”

He was then asked if the derby will act as an exam for both of the clubs, even at this early stage of the season.

“Definitely, for the fans it is the match. Even if I think it’s an anomalous derby, I don’t know how many times there has been a derby so soon.

“That said, it will be strange also because it comes after the national team break, so it’s difficult to prepare especially for Conte who works on plans and has had some difficulties in his preparations, even if the Inter players arrive with great enthusiasm given the goals and performances.”

He was then asked about Christian Eriksen’s recent comments wherein he stated he does not intend to sit on the bench.

“They might not please the coach. I think that there are only a few people who play the ball like him, people with his characteristics are missing at Inter. For sure he still has to get into Conte’s head but he has the basis to prove his worth.”

Galante proceeded to share his thought about Inter’s activity in the recently concluded Summer transfer window, which saw them bring in a number of players.

“The players who arrived are important for winning immediately. Kolarov and Vidal came in and that is why Inter gave upon Tonali.

“Inter now have two very strong teams, Juve have been reached in terms of quality. The Nerazzurri can bother the Italian champions, if not surpass them.”

In conclusion he spoke on former Inter teammate Ronaldo.

“Playing with him was a show, we always started 1-0 up. Us in defence had to do the minimum, then we gave the ball to him and it was done. It’s always a pleasure when I hear from him.

“Would I become a sporting director at his club Real Valladolid? Ronaldo told me that I have to learn Spanish, but with all the times I went to Ibiza…”

Galante joined Inter in the Summer of 1996 from Genoa and spent the next three years with the club before departing for Torino. In his time with the club he made 88 appearances across all competitions to date, in which he scored three goals and won the 1997/98 UEFA Cup.

By Cammy Anderson


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