Legendary former Inter Milan striker Aldo Serena feels that comparisons can be made between the current Nerazzurri side and the 1988-89 edition.
Speaking to Italian broadcaster Radio Anch’Io Lo Sport, via FCInterNews, the former striker weighed in.
The 1988-89 season was one of the very best in Inter’s history.
It saw the Nerazzurri win the Serie A title. Moreover, they did so with a then-record-breaking points total.
The Nerazzurri had to dethrone the AC Milan of Arrigo Sacchi and Marco van Basten, and the Napoli of Diego Maradona.
And looking at the squad list it’s not hard to see how they did so.
The legendary Walter Zenga was in goal. In defense, there were stalwarts like Beppe Bergomi, Riccardo Ferri, Andrea Mandorlini, and Andreas Brehme.
Lothar Matthaus and Nicola Berti lit up Inter’s midfield.
And in attack, the Argentine Ramon Diaz paired with Serena.
Serena had a career hopping between clubs at the top of Serie A – he played for the likes of AC Milan, Juventus, and Torino in addition to Inter.
But it was that season for the Nerazzurri where he truly left his mark.
Aldo Serena: “Some Similarities” Between Current Inter Team & 1988-89
Obviously, comparing any Inter team to the one that won the title would be some statement.
And the fact that it’s only four matches into the current season would seem to make any such comparisons premature.
But there’s no denying that Inter’s form at the start of this season has promised the possibility of something truly special.
Asked whether he could compare the two sides, Serna said “It’s difficult. But there are some similarities, particularly in terms of the midfield engine.”
“Ours was physically very strong,” he noted.
“It had Matthaus and Berti, along with the very athletic profile of Matteoli to provide balance.”
“This one is more homogeneous, complete,” he said of the current Inter midfield.
“It also has very high-profile players waiting on the bench. It will be difficult to keep Frattesi out.”