Legendary former coach Fabio Capello believes that Inter are the favourites to defend their Scudetto crown this season, alongside rivals Juventus.

Speaking to Italian news outlet Tuttomercatoweb, the former AC Milan, Juventus, and Real Madrid boss named the Nerazzurri as the team to beat in the Italian top flight in spite of their shaky defense.

Inter come into the season with high expectations on their shoulders, having shown last season that they were capable of overturning Juventus at the top of Serie A after a nine-yet run of Scudetti from the Bianconeri.

The Nerazzurri underwent significant changes on the pitch and on the bench over the summer, but they look to have remained a strong team, and Capello believes that they still the team with the qualities to go all the way.

The only rivals he names as a possible other contender are Juventus, who he believes could retake their crown despite having gotten off to a poor start compared to the likes of AC Milan and Napoli.

“Inter are still the favourites, along with Juventus,” he said, “even if they have problems in defense. Milan are sparkling, I hope they will last until the end. I had foreseen, however, that Napoli would be among the top sides, they have has changed little and have quality.”