Fabio Capello: “Inter Have Improved, Nerazzurri Have Been My Favourites For Serie A All Season”
Inter’s defeat at Sampdoria yesterday is not a cause for concern because the Nerazzurri have shown improvements in recent weeks, according to former AC Milan and Juventus boss Fabio Capello.
Antonio Conte’s side saw their eight-game winning run in Serie A came to a shock end against the mid-table Blucerchiati at the Stadio Luigi Ferraris.
Alexis Sanchez missed an early penalty that would have given Inter the lead and by the half-time interval, they were instead trailing Claudio Ranieri’s team 2-0.
Stefan de Vrij cut the deficit between the sides to one goal during the second half but Inter were unable to get another goal and had to return to Milan from Genoa empty handed.
“Sanchez has taken 12 penalties in his career and scored only four,” Capello pointed out as he analysed the game in the studios of Italian broadcaster Sky Sport Italia.
“I have doubts as to why he was the one who took the penalty.”
The former Rossoneri coach, who also had a stint in charge of the England national team, remained positive about Inter’s prospects for the remainder of the season, with AC Milan’s defeat to Juventus last night ensuring they remained just one point off top spot.
“Inter have improved despite yesterday’s result,” Capello added.
“For me they are the favourites and have been since the beginning of the season, I don’t think this puts additional pressure on them.”
Capello was responding to comments made by fellow panelist Beppe Bergomi, who said Conte’s side had too many unfair expectations on their shoulders this year.