Antonio Conte is in no mood to relax after Inter secured the Serie A title on Sunday, according to a report in the Italian media today.
Corriere dello Sport’s print edition said there was no chance of the Nerazzurri ‘going on holiday’ in their final four games of the season, despite already being confirmed as champions.
Conte’s mentality is to continue pushing until the very end and he wants Inter to win their last four matches, which would take them up to 94 points.
Inter have the small matter of a trip to Juventus on the penultimate weekend of the season (May 15, 18:00 CET), the report highlighted, a match which will be decisive for the Bianconeri’s hopes of UEFA Champions League qualification.
Conte will use Inter’s run-in to give a chance to players who haven’t featured much this season, such as Andrea Pinamonti and Matias Vecino.
Andrea Ranocchia and Danilo D’Ambrosio could also be given starts but so could Andrei Radu, along with Arturo Vidal and Aleksandar Kolarov if the pair can recover from their injuries.
Inter’s match at Juventus will be a very important occasion and that is in part because of what happened when Conte went there in the Coppa Italia semi-finals in February, when he was involved in a spat with Andrea Agnelli.
Juventus officials are unlikely to have forgotten the gesture Conte directed at his former boss, the Rome-based paper added, but Inter themselves will be very keen to trip up their arch rivals in their race for a top four spot.