Former FIGC Executive Antonello Valentini has said that Inter have the strongest team out of all those in the Serie A title race, according to a report in the Italian media.
Speaking during an interview with FCInter1908, Antonello Valentini spoke about a number of topics including the title race, the national team and how Paulo Dybala could fit into the team at Inter.
On the title, he claimed that Inter are the strongest team, saying: “Now everyone says Milan and Napoli, but I have always thought that with the strongest team, it is Inter. Inzaghi will know how to turn the tide.”
Antonello Valentini also feels that Juventus forward Paulo Dybala would fit well at Inter but he can fit in at any team in Europe.
“Wherever he goes, a player like this can only make his team win. I can see him at Inter.”
Speaking about Italy’s failure to qualify for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar having lost 1-0 to North Macedonia, Antonello Valentini said that the team have not learnt from the past and people are too quick to blame Roberto Mancini.
“Again, they haven’t learned from the mistakes of the past. Now I see great excitement in attributing blame to Mancini and Gravina when the failure to qualify for the World Cup is bad for everyone. Clubs included.”
He feels that some clubs should have less of a negative influence over their players who want to go and play for the national team.
“Certain clubs should have less negative influence on their players going to the national team. In over thirty years of the national team I have never seen a footballer go there unwillingly. Some clubs need to think less about their interests and more about the good of the national team, which belongs to everyone.”
On whether Roberto Mancini should resign or not, Antonello Valentini was very clear: “No, neither he nor Gravina have to step back. There is a long-term project to be safeguarded and exemplary work is being done.”