Ex-Inter Defender Francesco Colonnese: “AC Milan Are Nerazzurri’s Only Rivals, Juventus Not On Same Level”
Inter do not need to worry about Juventus in the race for the Serie A title, according to the Nerazzurri’s former defender Francesco Colonnese.
Antonio Conte’s side are seven points clear of the Old Lady with 14 games remaining, having comfortably beaten their arch rivals 2-0 when the sides met in the league two months ago.
Inter can pull out a six-point lead over AC Milan with victory tonight against Parma at the Stadio Ennio Tardini.
In an interview with TMW Radio, Colonnese said: “You can beat Spezia like Juventus did on Tuesday because they have great players, but I don’t see a team that’s fully healed.
“They are not on the same level as AC Milan and Inter, for me these two teams will fight for the Scudetto.”
Colonnese was also asked whether Inter’s four-point lead over their city rivals – before the Rossoneri drew at home to Udinese last night – could prove to be a decisive advantage in the title race.
“It is a good lead, but only because Inter are strong and solid,” he responded.
“They have two players up front (Romelu Lukaku and Lautaro Martinez) who are both scary, they make the difference.
“What’s more, Inter’s squad is complete, there are lots of very good players.
“They should be at the same level as Bayern Munich or Paris Saint-Germain, teams like that.”
Inter’s former boss Roberto Mancini described the Nerazzurri earlier today as the strongest team in Serie A, while also pointing out they had a big advantage with not playing in Europe.