Inter Milan are hoping that they can echo the “Grande Inter” in next Saturday’s Champions League final against Man City.
This is highlighted in today’s print edition of Milan-based newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport, via FCInterNews, who note that the Nerazzurri are in some of their very best form as they have won eleven of their last twelve matches heading into the final in Istanbul.
Inter know the scale of the challenge they’ll face against Manchester City.
The Cityzens are arguably Europe’s best team. They showed as much with their 2-1 win over city rivals United in the FA Cup final yesterday.
As such, the Nerazzurri will feel that their only hope of a win against Pep Guardiola’s men is if they give the very best account of themselves.
In this respect, the recent form book looks like good news for Inter.
Just like City have been, the Nerazzurri have also saved their best form for the run-in of the season.
Inter Milan Hit Their Best Form Ahead Of Man City Showdown
In the last twelve matches across all competitions, Inter have just one blemish on their record. That is a loss away to Serie A champions Napoli last month.
In that match, Inter had played with a heavily-rotated starting eleven. Then, a sending off for Roberto Gagliardini left Inter with an even more difficult task against a Partenopei team who were determined to avenge a January loss at the San Siro.
However, other than that it’s been seven wins out of Inter’s last eight matches in the league.
This has seen the Nerazzurri bounce back from a woeful run of form in March and April to regain their spot in the top four.
Moreover, Inter won both legs of the Champions League semifinal tie against AC Milan in that period. They also overcame Juventus in the second leg of the Coppa Italia semifinals.
Then, the Nerazzurri went on to beat Fiorentina in the final of the Coppa Italia.
For the Gazzetta, this form suggests that Inter have every reason to dream big. If they can keep the momentum going, they can become a “Grande Inter” like those who have gone all the way in Europe in the 1960s and then in 2010.