Former Lazio and Torino goalkeeper Luca Marchegiani doesn’t expect the destination of the Serie A title to be clear until the season is over.
Speaking to Rome-based newspaper La Repubblica, Marchegiani predicted that it won’t be until the end of the run-in of the campaign that the Scudetto-winner will decisively emerge.
Inter, AC Milan, and Napoli are still separated by very few points at the top of the Serie A table, even if the Nerazzurri’s game in hand is taken into account.
The weekend’s action once again showed that it can be hard to predict which of the trio will take three points or drop two or all three in any given round of fixtures, and this is likely to be the case right up to the end.
All three teams have a real chance to go all the way this season if they can navigate their run-ins successfully, but it doesn’t look as though one of the three will make the break from their two rivals after having failed to do so all season.
“We have three strong contenders in the final kilometer,” Marchegiani said, “it’s clear that this race will be resolved in one last sprint.”
“Therefore, the best sprinter will prevail,” he predicted. “In football, the sprinter is the team with the best striker and now I don’t see anyone more convincing than Osimhen.”
On the title race he said that “It’s entertained me, it’s captivated me, it’s something with a lot of unknowns in it. We’d hoped for something like this.”
“There’s always someone in form,” he added, “Napoli, Milan, at times Inter, at times Lazio, Verona, Torino, Atalanta, Sassuolo. But I can’t say it’s been a great season.”