“It is true that in the matches in which the level has risen a little bit more difficulties and I am thinking of the challenges with Juventus and Roma, but on Sunday Inter will miss De Vrij, who commands the line.”
Former Inter player Beppe Bergomi has suggested that Inter have what it takes to keep up with AC Milan and Napoli in the Serie A title race this season, according to a report in the Italian media.
Whilst speaking to Il Mattino, Beppe Bergomi explained that Inter have what it takes but they must start winning the head to head matches if they are to win the second Scudetto in a row.
“We start from two very different points of view: if Inter want to get back in the running for the Scudetto fight they have to win and hope. The Nerazzurri have everything to stay with AC Milan and Napoli up there.
“But if you don’t win the head-to-head matches it’s hard. Inter is a different team from last year, but equally strong.”
Beppe Bergomi feels that the main difference between AC Milan and Napoli this season is the form of Victor Osimhen, who he likened to former Inter striker Romelu Lukaku.
“I would say that the real difference between the two is in the fact that Spalletti has a dominant player in the squad, namely Osimhen who allows you to play with an even lower defence. Like Inter did last year with Lukaku.
In terms of the midfield battle between Napoli and Inter on Sunday, Beppe Bergomi feels that Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa for Napoli and Nicolo Barella for Inter will be the main players.
“Anguissa has surprised me with his personality and for how he is on the pitch. Barella is the emotional leader of Inter: he accelerates the ball and is an agonist. He is not afraid of anything. It will be a good duel.”
Overall, Beppe Bergomi feels that Napoli must find a way to control Inter’s midfield, whilst Inter must be ready to take advantage of set-pieces.
“Napoli must have the strength to control the game even in a difficult field like that, Inter must gain possession by coming out from behind and take advantage of set-pieces.”