Inter and Simone Inzaghi face one more match in 2021 in which they will hope to continue their god run of form to close out the year, but January promises to be a very different proposition.
This according to today’s print edition of Rome-based newspaper Corriere dello Sport, who highlight the Nerazzurri’s difficult start to 2022 after one more match heading into the winter break.
Inter face Torino at the San Siro this evening, and they will be hoping that they can make it seven wins in a row in Serie A with three points against the Granata.
The Nerazzurri’s form in the past few weeks has been blistering, and has seen them surge to the top of the table ahead of AC Milan and Napoli.
Once 2022 hits, however, the team will face a very different challenge in the form of head-to-head clashes with all three of their Scudetto rivals in the top four.
Inzaghi has already cautioned that even though the team is now mathematically guaranteed to head into the break with the status of “winter champions” they cannot get ahead of themselves.
The sequence of matches in the early parts of 2022 will go a long way towards determining whether the Nerazzurri can consolidate their status from the first half of the season or whether they will fall behind.