Inter are the best placed team to win Serie A this season, according to their former striker Karl-Heinz Rummenigge.
Antonio Conte’s side went top of the league for the first time last weekend after defeating Lazio 3-1 at San Siro.
They now face their biggest match of the campaign on Sunday when they lock horns with AC Milan in the Derby della Madonnina, with just one point separating the sides.
“The derby is special,” Bayern Munich chief executive Rummenigge explained in an interview with Corriere della Sera today.
“I also scored a very good and important goal in a Milan derby in March 1985, which ended 2-2.
“The Milan derby is the most important game of the season and it is all the more so now.”
Inter will be looking to open up a four-point gap over AC Milan with victory in Sunday’s derby, at which point there would only be 15 games separating Conte’s side from a first Scudetto since 2010.
The Nerazzurri have not been top of the league this late into the season since Jose Mourinho’s treble-winning season in 2010, and Rummenigge is confident they can go all the way.
“I hope Inter can win it this time,” he said.
“They have the best chance of winning the Scudetto out of everyone and it is up to them to continue like this.
“Inter seems to me the most solid team in Serie A.
“They play well and win and they never lose strange games like they did in the past.
“The important thing is that they are not too euphoric, the road is long.”
Rummenigge made 107 appearances for Inter in all competitions after joining from Bayern in the summer of 1984.
He scored 42 goals for the Nerazzurri before moving to Swiss club Servette in 1987.