Former Inter president and owner Massimo Moratti has shared his belief that Inter can go all the way and win a first Serie A title in 10 years this season.
“I think that in recent weeks the situation has become favourable,” he began an interview with Italian daily newspaper Il Giornale, which appeared in Wednesday’s print edition.
“When the league resumes, the team will be in a comfortable position and I think that they can win the title because they are a strong team and have quality, even if they must become more fluid and must play better if they want to reach certain goals.”
He then elaborated on the possibility of Inter bringing home the Scudetto: “It could happen but we still have to see many things and others also seem fierce to me. I see Inter well and as favourites for the title but they still have to raise the level of play.”
Moratti then went on to compliment AC Milan for the way that they have played this season which has taken almost everyone by surprise.
“I think few were expecting it. I have to pay my biggest compliments to the club, to Pioli, to the players who are really doing something exceptional.
“I thought that with Ibrahimovic’s absence they would have lost something and instead they have also achieved results without him.”
Moratti then shared his disappointed with Inter’s elimination from the UEFA Champions League at the group stage.
“It burns and it bothers me. There was some bad luck but Inter had to get past this round. The elimination can help given even more stimulus and motivation to the team that now has the great goal of winning the Scudetto.”
Next Moratti spoke on Christian Eriksen and his difficult spell with Inter that began last January: “I do not want to take any sides because it is difficult to give an opinion. Everyone is right and everyone is wrong.”
Moratti then went on to sing the praises of Inter trio Nicolo Barella, Romelu Lukaku and Achraf Hakimi.
“Barella is improving game after game and considerably so. Lukaku is very strong but we have been saying this for months and then there is Hakimi who, if he can perform consistently, can become devastating.”
He proceeded to discuss the investment made into new signings and Inter manager Antonio Conte.
“The club has invested a lot and indeed has followed what the coach has dictated from the beginning. They have followed the path of Conte, they have spent a lot of money to reinforce the squad and I think that a team that can compete in Italy and Europe is being set up.”
In conclusion Moratti spoke on whether Massimiliano ‘Max’ Allegri could replace Conte as Inter manager at some point in the future.
“Allegri instead of Conte? I don’t know, I no longer have this knowledge of the coaches. Allegri is as good as Conte but then you always have to see if you get the results.
“If Inter win it is clear that the manager will not change but then everything is relative in football.”