Legendary Italian former footballer and manager Marco Tardelli has given his view that Inter will not be strong enough to win the Scudetto, and that they will lose out to Juventus.
Speaking to Milan-based newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport in an interview published in yesterday’s print edition, the 66-year-old argued that the Bianconeri are the favourites to win the title, but that the Nerazzurri still have enough quality to push them.
Tardelli has played for both Juventus and Inter during his career, and managed the Nerazzurri during the 2000-01 season, and in it his view it is the Bianconeri who are currently the stronger of his two former sides.
The former midfielder won the World Cup with Italy in 1982, while all of his extensive trophy cabinet as a player came with Juventus, and in his view it is the Turn-based team who will have the trophy front this season, reclaiming their crown from the Nerazzurri.
As to whether Juventus are the Scudetto favourites he stated, “Of course, they are the strongest, even if it will be a strange championship, after a tiring Euros.”
However, he believes that the Nerazzurri will give them real competition, arguing that “Lukaku and Hakimi are important losses, but Inzaghi is good, he has motivation, he is young but already experienced, and has always made his teams play well.”