Ex-Inter, AC Milan & Juventus Coach Alberto Zaccheroni: “Nerazzurri’s Biggest Weakness Is Their Midfield”

Ex-Inter, AC Milan & Juventus Coach Alberto Zaccheroni: “Nerazzurri’s Biggest Weakness Is Their Midfield”
January 13, 2021 11:30
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Inter’s hopes of winning the Serie A title this season rely on finding a better balance in midfield, according to Italian football manager Alberto Zaccheroni.

Antonio Conte’s side sit three points behind league leaders AC Milan following a disappointing 2-2 draw at Roma on Sunday.

Zaccheroni, who has managed both Milan clubs and Juventus, shared his thoughts about the Scudetto fight in an inteview with Corriere della Sera and also admitted both the Nerazzurri and Bianconeri, who will face-off against one another this weekend, have problems.

“Inter are hungrier, but the midfield affects everything,” Zaccheroni said.

“Their midfield struggles to accompany the attack and it does not protect the defence, which is very vulnerable when taken on in wide open spaces.

“Besides Juve and Inter, I don’t see any other team who can fight against AC Milan.

“The Rossoneri have acquired a spirit that pushes them forward and they have a greater nervous energy.

“AC Milan know they have the chance of a lifetime.”

Zaccheroni, who managed Inter in the 2003/04 season, then went on to highlight the problems of Andrea Pirlo’s Juventus team and hinted that both Milanese clubs could break away from them.

“Juve have a problem and that problem is what is the starting line-up? Apart from Cristiano Ronaldo they change the team constantly.

“Between Paulo Dybala, Federico Chiesa, Dejan Kulusevski and Alvaro Morata, no one has a permanent role in the side but they are used to success, if the others want to take them out, it’s time to pull away from them.”

AC Milan currently sit top of Serie A with 40 points after 17 games played, Inter are in second with 37 points after 17 played whilst Juventus are in fourth place with 33 points and also have a game in hand on each of the Milanese clubs.

By Cammy Anderson
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