Inter Boss Antonio Conte ‘More Interista & Less Juventino’ After Derby D’Italia Drama, Italian Media Claim

February 11, 2021 15:00
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Inter supporters will feel like Antonio Conte is much more one of their own after Tuesday’s drama in the Derby d’Italia, an Italian newspaper report argued today.

Conte was embroiled in a bitter spat with Juventus president Andrea Agnelli during the Coppa Italia semi-final second leg in Turin, having reportedly been peppered with insults by Bianconeri players and officials throughout the match.

Corriere dello Sport’s print edition then referenced the moment when the former Italy boss showed Agnelli the middle finger just before half-time, arguing this showed Conte was now ‘much more Interista and less Juventino’.

The Italian Football Federation reportedly opened an investigation into the skirmishes during the Derby d’Italia today, in which Juve sporting director Fabio Paratici allegedly threatened to strike Nerazzurri team manager Lele Oriali.

The Rome-based publication also revealed that Juventus fans were so angered by Conte’s conduct on Tuesday that they were once again requesting the removal of his ‘star’ outside the Allianz Stadium.

This is not the first time that the Bianconeri faithful have called for this to happen, with them also calling for it when Conte first took charge of Inter back in the summer of 2019.

By Cammy Anderson