Marcelo Brozovic deserves enormous credit for his role in Inter’s Serie A title triumph, according to Nerazzurri legend Beppe Bergomi.
Inter were confirmed as champions on Sunday for the first time since 2010, when Atalanta were held to a 1-1 draw away at Sassuolo.
Antonio Conte’s side have a 13-point lead over second place with four games left, meaning they can no longer be caught before the end of the season.
Asked to pick out Inter’s most important players this season, former defender Bergomi told Sky Sport Italia: “Romelu Lukaku was decisive, but so was Brozovic.
“He was important because he’s the only player Inter have who can play in that play-maker role, despite others having filled in there at times.
“The strikers are the ones who make teams play well, so I’d put Lukaku and Lautaro Martinez ahead of the rest.”
Inter have four more games until the end of the season and they will pit Conte’s side against Sampdoria, Roma, Juventus and Udinese.
The Nerazzurri will then turn their attention to next season’s title defence, after picking up the 19th league title of the club’s history.
Bergomi won one Serie A title with Inter during his playing days, as part of Giovanni Trapattoni’s record-breaking team in 1989.