Former Inter defender Antonio Paganin has pinpointed the Nerazzurri’s victory over Napoli in December as the pivotal moment in their charge towards the Scudetto.
Antonio Conte’s side are on course for a first league title since 2010 after defeating Bologna 1-0 last night to move eight points clear with a game in hand, having won nine matches in a row.
Speaking to Italian radio station Radio Tuttomercatoweb earlier today, Paganin suggested that a tight 1-0 over Napoli at the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza in December had been the moment in which the title charge came to life.
Inter sealed victory over the Partenopei courtesy of a second-half Romelu Lukaku penalty after Lorenzo Insigne had been sent off for the visitors.
“The turning point was the match against Napoli, as they won when they didn’t deserve to,” Paganin claimed. “Also, there was the victory against Atalanta (in March) when they won but struggled a lot.”
Inter will look to continue their challenge for the Scudetto when they take on Sassuolo in a rearranged fixture on Wednesday, with the match offering them the opportunity to go 11 points clear with just nine games remaining.