Inter are not guaranteed an advantage in the Serie A title race by not being in Europe, an Italian media report argued today.
Antonio Conte’s side are being widely tipped as favourites to win the league now with Juventus and AC Milan set to return to Champions League and Europa League action this week.
However, FcInterNews.it pointed out that it remains to be seen how far the pair go in Europe, while also highlighting that Inter had already played two more games this season than AC Milan, Roma and Lazio.
They also noted that going out of the Coppa Italia would make little difference to the Nerazzurri’s Scudetto charge, seeing as there is now only the final left to be played in May.
Despite this, Corriere dello Sport did dedicate an article in Tuesday’s print edition to Conte and his successful record in league campaigns when he has nothing else to focus on.
In his first season in charge at Juventus (2011-12), the Bianconeri were not in Europe and got knocked out of the Coppa Italia early and Conte unexpectedly led them to the Serie A title.
It was a similar story in his first year with Chelsea, where Conte won the Premier League in the 2016-17 season after the Blues had ended the previous campaign 10th.