Former Inter and Napoli goalkeeper Alberto Fontana does not believe that current Partenopei coach Luciano Spalletti will be aiming to get one over on his former club when he travels to the San Siro on Sunday.
Speaking to Italian broadcaster Radio Kiss Kiss Napoli, the 54-year-old gave the view that Spalletti will approach the match as a professional and that his former association with the Nerazzurri will not be on his mind.
Spalletti spent two seasons as head coach at Inter, guiding the team to the Champions League places twice, but he was replaced with Antonio Conte in the summer of 2019.
The Italian tactician had not had a role with any club during the past two seasons, but then in the summer the Partenopei looked to him to replace Gennaro Gattuso as coach.
Spalletti looks to have found the right club to implement his ideas, with Napoli currently joint top of the Serie A table alongside AC Milan, but Fontana doesn’t believe that he’ll have revenge in mind when he faces Inter.
“I don’t think Luciano Spalletti will be in the mood for revenge against Inter,” he stated, “he is a great coach and changing clubs is a part of his job.”
Fontana also gave his thoughts on the absence of Nerazzurri defender Stefan de Vrij for the match, stating that “Inter have a deep and high-quality squad, but the players’ commitments to their national teams still affect them.”