Inter supporters have four reasons to believe Antonio Conte can lead his team to victory over his former employers Juventus on Sunday, according to an Italian media report.
As per the online edition of Gazzetta dello Sport, the strike partnership of Romelu Lukaku and Lautaro Martinez is one reason why the Nerazzurri can beat Juventus in the first Derby d’Italia of the campaign.
Lukaku and Lautaro are the highest scoring strike partnership in the league at the moment with them having scored 21 goals between them, which is two more goals than Juventus pair Cristiano Ronaldo and Alvaro Morata, and will be facing a Juve defence this weekend which will be missing star centre-back Matthijs de Ligt, who has Covid-19.
Another reason that Inter can beat Juventus is Achraf Hakimi, who is enjoying an incredible run of form at the moment after scoring another superb goal in Sunday’s draw at Roma.
The Moroccan has provided six goals and four assists this term and he could take full advantage of the problems that Andrea Pirlo’s side are dealing with at full-back, with Alex Sandro at risk of missing the big match at San Siro after testing positive for Covid-19 last week.
Milan Skriniar is another reason that Inter can beat the Bianconeri with the Slovakian defender having gotten back to his best in the past month or so and he has also popped up with two goals lately.
He will be fundamental when it comes to stopping Ronaldo, who is widely regarded as one of the best players of all time.
Inter’s hunger could also help them toward a win over their arch-rivals, who have reigned supreme in Italy for almost the last decade.
Inter slipped up and lost against Sampdoria before drawing 2-2 with Roma and with AC Milan three points ahead in the standings, it is imperative that Inter succeed to rebuild morale.
Sunday’s match also represents another opportunity for Conte’s side to truly show themselves in a direct clash having performed poorly in such matches this term, with only one win against Napoli and three draws against Atalanta, Roma and Lazio to their name thus far.