Former Fiorentina, Torino, and Bologna midfielder Eraldo Pecci feels that Inter still have a long way to go before they can consolidate their place at the head of Serie A.

Speaking to Milan-based newspaper Libero in an interview published in today’s print edition, the 66-year-old emphasized the challenges that the Nerazzurri face in the coming weeks that will determine the course of their season.

Inter didn’t get the season off to a flawless start, but a seven-match winning run in Serie A going into the winter break allowed them to surge to four points clear at the top of the table.

This has made the Nerazzurri the form team in Italy without question, but the new year brings quickfire clashes with Lazio and then top four rivals Atalanta, AC Milan, and Napoli.

In addition, the return of the Coppa Italia and then a massive Champions League clash with Liverpool will further see this team tested.

“Inzaghi’s team is the best-equipped team and they have self-belief because they have already won the Scudetto,” Pecci stated.

“They have done extremely well to lead Serie A again without Romelu Lukaku,” he added.

“Today they are excellent, but let’s wait and see,” Pecci continued, “In January they have a very tough schedule: Lazio, Atalanta, the Milan Derby – and then the Champions League is still to come.”