Former Inter and Venezia midfielder Andrea Seno believes that the match between two of his former sides next weekend could have any outcome despite the disparity in quality between the two sides.
Speaking to Mestre-based newspaper Il Gazzettino in an interview published in today’s print edition, the 55-year-old gave his prediction for the match next weekend.
Inter travel to Venice as the reigning Scudetto-holders, and they come up against an opponent who only managed to win promotion to Serie A through the playoff last season.
The expectations for the match would seem to be clear, with the Nerazzurri the side far likelier to win it on the basis of the quality in their squad and past performances.
However, Venezia have already collected fifteen points in Serie A this season, with a win over Roma showing that even the Italian top flight’s top sides must be wary of the newly-promoted team.
“On paper there shouldn’t be much of a competition, but then luckily the pitch is different,” Seno stated. “And on the pitch Zanetti and his team have already shown that they know how to amaze.”
He went on that “Paolo Zanetti made a masterpiece against Roma, he understood how to exploit their vulnerabilities, he impacted the game with his substitutions.”
“And of course they’ve also had luck in key moments,” he went on. “In Bologna, Venezia won but could have lost, as was the case with Inter against Napoli.”
“The flip side of this is that everyone now understands that they can no longer underestimate the Arancioneroverdi,” Seno added, “because they are no longer the team who lost in Udine, where I still had the feeling they had quality.”
“In theory it should finish 3-0 or 4-0, because the Nerazzurri team is full of champions, and their opponents a team full of young players with potential, but sometimes in football anything can happen,” he concluded.