Former Inter, AC Milan, and Juventus striker Aldo Serena feels that the Nerazzurri have overturned the Rossoneri as Serie A title favourites.
Speaking to Milan-based newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport in an interview published in today’s print edition, Serena gave the view that Milan had been the team to beat but now Inter are out in front.
The Nerazzurri went into the international break six points behind their city rivals, and even with their game in hand they still had to hope for a stumble from the Rossoneri in order to catch up.
This stumble has arrived in the form of consecutive goalless draws against the likes of Bologna and Torino in Milan’s last two matches.
The Nerazzurri still had to capitalize on these dropped points by their rivals, and they’ve done exactly that with two wins from two since the break, starting with a gritty 1-0 triumph away to Juventus.
“A short time ago I would have said Milan,” Serena said of the title race. “I saw them as having the right fixture list, especially in facing Bologna at home whiled Inter had to play away to Juventus.”
“We know how it ended, but there’s something even beyond the results,” he continued, “up to at that moment I saw Inter looking leggy, physically tired and also low on morale.”
“The away match in Turin was the turning point,” he suggested, “it rekindled the spark. They proved it against Verona – a motivated group, with rhythm and belief.”
“Now they are the favourites again, and they are masters of their own destiny,” he concluded.