Serie A matches against the likes of Juventus and Napoli could have a key role to play in determining whether Inter Milan can go all the way in their title push.
This is the view in today’s print edition of Turin-based newspaper Tuttosport, via FCInterNews.
So far this season, signs have been fairly positive regarding Inter’s attempts to win back the Serie A title.
Whilst there have been a couple notable stumbles, the Nerazzurri have shown that they can take three points on a week-to-week basis.
And in the “big” matches, Inter have generally delivered the goods.
The 5-1 thrashing of AC Milan in the derby was certainly a statement result.
And this weekend, the Nerazzurri added a victory against Atalanta to previous wins against the likes of Fiorentina and Roma.
Compared to the last two seasons, this has been a more relentless start from Inter.
And next weekend the Nerazzurri sign off before the November international break by hosting Frosinone. That is one more match in which they can aim for three points against a “small” team.
But then on the other side of the break, there is a different test altogether waiting for Inter.
Juventus & Napoli Clashes Key Tests For Inter Title Charge
Inter’s first match back from the November international break is away to Juventus.
That could well be one of the most crucial of the Nerazzurri’s season.
The Bianconeri are increasingly looking like Inter’s main Serie A title rival. That certainly seems to be the case after Milan’s surprise loss against Udinese yesterday.
And then Inter face Napoli.
The Partenopei are not quite the same team they were last season when they romped to the title.
But few would deny that the Campanians are still one of Serie A’s most formidable sides.
If Inter can get six, or even four, points from those two matches, then the sense would be that they have really built a platform for themselves.
Wins like yesterday’s against Atalanta’s have already established strong Scudetto credentials.
But beating Juventus and Napoli is easier said than done for Inter.