Former Fiorentina head coach Beppe Iachini believes that Inter are in the driver’s seat for the Scudetto race, ahead of their rivals.
Speaking to Milan-based newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport in an interview published in yesterday’s print edition, the 57-year-old, who has helmed La Viola as well as the likes of Sampdoria, Sassuolo, and Empoli among others in Serie A, spoke highly of the Nerazzurri’s chances of defending their Scudetto crown.
Inter are one of five teams to have collected six points from six in their opening two Serie A fixtures, emphatically beating Genoa 4-0 on the opening matchday at San Siro before coming from behind on a difficult away trip to face Hellas Verona.
After the Nerazzurri’s summer business, Iachini believes that their squad has all the qualities needed to keep this pace up and fend off their major rivals to win the league for a second year running.
He explained, “All of the teams have strengthened and adapted. But if I have to say a bit more, I will say Inter are favourites, who I still see decisively ahead.”
On their major rivals for the Scudetto he said, “For the title I think it will still be a fight with Juve, who lost a 30-goal striker, but I have confidence in Allegri’s work, who knows Kean well and can revive a great Dybala.”
“Inter, however, have signed important, quality players,” he concluded. “Correa and Dzeko are two great strikers. And Dumfries has great abilities.”