Inter’s potential Serie A title victory would be about more than just Antonio Conte, according to the Nerazzurri’s former coach Alberto Zaccheroni.

Conte has taken Inter eight points clear of second-placed AC Milan at the top of the table, ahead of tomorrow’s game in hand at home to Sassuolo.

He is thought by most to be the main architect of the Nerazzurri’s success in the league, having transformed their fortunes since his appointment in 2019.

However, Zaccheroni told Radio 24 show ‘Tutti Convocati’ on Sunday: “It would be Conte’s Scudetto, yes, but it would also be about Inter and the club.

“They’ve done a great job in what has been the most anomalous season in the history of football (due to the COVID-19 pandemic).”

Inter are just 10 games away from a first league title in 11 years after AC Milan and Juventus were both held to draws at the weekend.

Conte will be without the suspended Alessandro Bastoni and Marcelo Brozovic against Sassuolo but it remains unclear who will be selected to replace them at San Siro.

Danilo D’Ambrosio and Matteo Darmian are vying to fill in for Bastoni at centre-back as per one source, while another report says Andrea Ranocchia should start again.

As far as Brozovic’s replacement is concerned, Roberto Gagliardini and Stefano Sensi appear to be the two players fighting to make Conte’s reshuffled starting XI.