Inter’s COVID-19 outbreak still might not be enough to let their Serie A title rivals catch up, at least according to former AC Milan defender Massimo Oddo.
The Nerazzurri are nine points clear of second-placed AC Milan and 10 points clear of third-placed Juventus with Antonio Conte’s side having 11 games left to play.
Inter have not won the Serie A title since 2009-10 but are in a very strong position to be crowned champions of Italy again this season.
“COVID-19 has hit more or less all the teams in the league, but Inter have a very good advantage that is difficult to recover,” Oddo explained in an interview with Italian news outlet TuttoMercatoWeb.
In the past few days, Inter have had five positive COVID-19 cases at the club, with Danilo D’Ambrosio, Samir Handanovic, Stefan de Vrij and Matias Vecino all contracting the virus among the first-team squad.
Earlier today, the Nerazzurri confirmed another member of their ‘team group’ had tested positive, which is reportedly a member of Antonio Conte’s backroom staff.
Inter will next play on April 3 after their match tomorrow with Sassuolo was postponed due to the COVID-19 cases, which led to Milan’s local health authority ordering a suspension of footballing activities at the club until Sunday.