Inter’s defeat to Juventus on Tuesday showed the Bianconeri are still the benchmark for Antonio Conte’s side, according to Daniele Adani.
Inter have a mountain to climb in their Coppa Italia semi-final after losing the first leg 2-1 at San Siro.
Juventus are considered outsiders to win the Serie A title with Inter and AC Milan keeping them at arms’ length for now, but Adani has no doubt the Old Lady will have her say in the title fight again come May.
“Juventus have the most complete squad ahead of Inter, I’ve always said that,” Inter’s former defender argued while present in the studios of Italian broadcaster Sky Sport Italia.
“The recent match between them told us that Juve will fight until the end to win the Scudetto.
“I have no doubts about Juve, who are going down a new path and have a new coach.
“They played better in the first half than in the second, they put Inter in positions to make them make the mistakes that they did.”
Adani, who played for Inter between 2002 and 2004, then went on to express his thoughts on Alexis Sanchez’s performance and also shared why he thinks Conte criticised the Chilean for his lack of goals post-match.
“Conte’s criticism of Sanchez can be read as him voicing his frustration at not being able to sign another striker in the January transfer market,” he suggested.
“Sanchez was injured earlier this season and Inter went out of the Champions League perhaps because they only had two real strikers.
“Although it was also because the player who passes the ball best, Christian Eriksen, only played 99 minutes overall in the group stage.”
Adani also criticised Alessandro Bastoni for his part in the misunderstanding that gifted Juventus their second goal on Tuesday.
“Bastoni is the one who had to decide what to do, he saw Samir Handanovic being indecisive and that confused him, but he could have decided to kick the ball out of play.
“He was naïve and made the wrong decision.”
The second leg between Inter and Juventus is scheduled to take place this coming Tuesday at the Allianz Stadium in Turin, with kick-off scheduled for 20:45.