Inter Legend Sandro Mazzola: “Nerazzurri Won’t Settle For Draw At Napoli, Second Half Could Be Spectacular”

Inter Legend Sandro Mazzola: “Nerazzurri Won’t Settle For Draw At Napoli, Second Half Could Be Spectacular”
April 17, 2021 10:30
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Inter will be going all-out to beat Napoli tomorrow despite their healthy lead in the Serie A standings, according to Nerazzurri legend Sandro Mazzola.

Antonio Conte’s side are 11 points clear of second-placed AC Milan with eight games left, a lead which means a draw would not be a bad result for them at the Stadio Diego Armando Maradona.

Despite this, Inter’s former striker Mazzola is expecting a spectacular encounter in Naples and is particularly looking forward to what happens after half-time.

“I think it’ll be a very slow game, especially in the first half,” Mazzola, who scored 162 goals in 570 appearances with the Nerazzurri, told Radio Kiss Kiss on Friday.

“But the second half will really be ‘boom’.

“I think the teams will open up as they look for the result, I’m certain both will try to win.”

Inter will be seeking a 12th straight league win when they take on Gennaro Gattuso’s side, having made a new piece of Serie A history in last weekend’s 1-0 victory over Cagliari.

Conte’s side are the first team ever in Serie A to begin the second half of the season with 11 consecutive wins, breaking the previous record (10) set by Arrigo Sacchi’s AC Milan in 1990.

Inter beat Napoli in this season’s reverse fixture, with Romelu Lukaku’s penalty securing a 1-0 win at San Siro back in December.

By Will Beckman