Legendary Inter player Sandro Mazzola has downplayed the idea that Wednesday night’s Serie A encounter between Inter and Napoli at San Siro is a match that could determine where the Serie A title ends up come the end of the season.
“Maybe it’s early, but it will certainly a good match between two teams that this year, together with AC Milan and Juventus, can fight all the way for the title,” he explained in an interview with Italian radio station, Radio Marte.
“Inter still do not convince me due to their elimination from the Champions League and lack of consistency with their performances.”
Mazzola was then asked about his thoughts on Inter manager Antonio Conte and the way he communicates: “Conte angry? I do not know why he chose this aggressive communication style, perhaps he believes that he will be able to get the most from his players this way.”
The Grande Inter star proceeded to express his belief with regard to what he thinks would be appropriate for Inter attacking midfielder Christian Eriksen, who has struggled to perform to expectations during his time with Inter.
“I don’t know if he is used well, for me it would be appropriate to allow him to play two or three games in a row before judging him.”
Next he shared his views on Napolo coach Gennaro Gattuso and the Partenopei club as a whole: “Napoli are strong and Gattuso is a good coach. I think they are a strong opponent and have to be respected.”
In conclusion Mazzola, who spent his entire career with Inter, was asked which player or players he would sign from Napoli if he was given the opportunity to do so.
“Who would I take away from Napoli? Maybe Mertens or Insigne but actually, if you think about it, I would say no one. It is right that all the strongest players play to give life to a great game, then the best team wins and of course I hope my Inter win.”