Former Inter and current Tottenham Hotspur head coach Antonio Conte is happy to have brought the Scudetto back to the Nerazzurri.
Speaking at the Gazzetta Awards, as reported by FCInter1908, the Italian coach emphasized that he feels that he helped restore the Nerazzurri to their rightful place with the Scudetto win, the club’s first in eleven years.
Inter had gone more than a decade without winning Serie A after their historic Treble of the 2009-10 season, with many managers and players in and out the door without a team emerging who were capable of going all the way in the league.
Meanwhile, Juventus had become the dominant force in Italian football, a cycle which began while Conte was in charge of the Bianconeri.
Somewhat ironically, it was Conte who ended the Bianconeri’s nine-year run of consecutive Scudetti as he shaped an Inter side which was finally able to rise to the top after years away.
“Thank you for this prestigious award,” he said of the Coach of the Year award he received, “everyone who was a part of this deserves this award.”
He went on that “I remember my two years spent at Inter from the first day to the last, it was a beautiful journey that began with a request from the club, from the President, to bring Inter back to where they belonged and to try to change the story of Juve’s undisputed dominance.”
“It took us two years, but we went on a wonderful journey with the directors, staff, players and fans,” he concluded. “It is something I’m very proud of, we beat a top Juve side who had been dominating far and wide in Italy.”