Inter have become a far more reliable team than Juventus in Serie A this season, according to the Bianconeri’s former midfielder Claudio Marchisio.
The Nerazzurri are 10 points clear of their arch rivals with 11 games left and seem set to end Juventus’ nine-year dominance in the league.
Antonio Conte’s side resume their charge towards the Scudetto with a tricky trip to Bologna tomorrow night.
Asked if Juventus’ chances of winning the title were dashed by losing to Benevento, Marchisio told Gazzetta dello Sport today: “I think so, but even without that it would have been very difficult.
“Inter have a sense of security in their dressing room; even when they struggle in games, they don’t concede.
“Juventus go from dominating games when they score the first goal to other matches where they have trouble.
“They don’t have that balance of knowing how to navigate difficult moments and then hurting opponents.”
Inter still have another match against Juventus before the end of this season, but that does not come until the penultimate weekend.
Conte’s men might already have wrapped up the title by that point, although they mustn’t take anything for granted as they close in on a first Scudetto since 2010.
Inter beat Juventus comfortably in their first Serie A meeting of the year, with Nicolo Barella and Arturo Vidal securing a 2-0 victory.