Inter Milan have eight wins from eight in their sights before the international break as they aim to send a big message in Serie A.
Today’s print edition of Milan-based newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport, via FCInterNews, highlight the Nerazzurri’s quest to extend their perfect record in the league right up to the October international break.
Victories in eight straight matches to start a Serie A season would certainly mark any team out as potential champions.
It would also be a massively difficult feat.
Inter are still not there yet – and with three matches to go before the break, they’re not even close.
But the Nerazzurri are also not as far away as they were even just a couple weeks ago.
Convincing victories in Inter’s first five matches of the season have allowed the team and Simone Inzaghi to dream.
Inter Milan Targeting Victories In Next Three Serie A Matches
Inter’s next match in Serie A is against Sassuolo this evening. Already this will be a tough match against one of the Nerazzurri’s biggest “bogey teams” in the league.
Clashes away to Salernitana and at home against Bologna follow.
Considering that both of those teams took points off of Inter last season, it would be fair to say that no result can be taken for granted in those matches.
But the sense is that Inter have gained an added edge of ruthlessness in these kinds of matches this season.
In addition to statement wins over Fiorentina and AC Milan, Inter have gotten the job done in the “smaller” matches.
Nine points without a goal conceded against Monza, Cagliari, and Empoli have allowed Inter to keep their record as the only perfect starters in the Italian top flight alive.
If Inter can maintain the same level in their next three, they’ll feel they have every chance of extending that.
Inter would therefore go into the break three points ahead of Milan, five over Juventus, and seven clear of Napoli. At the very minimum.
And if any of those teams are to drop points before the break, they could even extend those gaps.
One way or the other, if Inter can win out before the break, the message they send will be clear.