Italian journalist Paolo Assogna feels that Inter’s fixture list will see them benefit from playing relatively low-pressure matches on paper after their clash with Roma next weekend.
Speaking to Italian broadcaster Sky Sport Italia, Assogna emphasized how the Nerazzurri could come up against teams who are lower on motivation and quality than the opponents that their title rivals will have.
Inter host an in-form Roma at the San Siro next weekend, and they will be well aware of how difficult the Giallorossi can make life for them.
After this, however, the schedule looks as though it will get quite a bit easier, with teams like Udinese, Empoli, and Sampdoria not necessarily playing for anything other than table position, in addition to being midtable in quality.
There are certainly no truly straightforward matches in Serie A, and the Nerazzurri will have to be mindful of not slipping up in matches that aren’t as high-pressure given that all of their remaining possess quality.
However, Assogna believes that the fixture list could work in Inter’s favour, stating that “The most difficult opponent for Inter from now until the end of the season will be Roma.”
“For the rest of their matches, the Nerazzurri will face teams that don’t have much to play for in the league, such as Udinese, Bologna and Empoli,” he added.
“We’ll see what situation Cagliari and Sampdoria are in for the last two matches,” he continued.
Assogna added the caution that “We should still note that this season is showing us that this aspect is changing, and this is a good thing for Serie A.”