Simone Inzaghi feels that Inter Milan’s status as favourites for the Serie A title is hardly the result of any financial superiority.
Speaking to Italian broadcaster DAZN, via FCInterNews, the Nerazzurri coach downplayed too much title talk, but suggested that if his team are favourites it’s because of how they play.
Inter go into the November international break top of the Serie A table.
The Nerazzurri have dropped just five points out of a possible 36 so far in the season.
Clearly, this has given Inter a big platform on which to try and challenge for the title.
In the last two seasons in which Inzaghi has been in charge, the Nerazzurri have failed to get their hands on the title.
Inter have finished second and third respectively.
But there is increasingly a feeling that this could finally be Inzaghi’s season.
Or at least that has been the feeling in terms of the paper talk.
Inter are currently two points ahead of Juventus at the top of the table. And many have cast the rest of the season as a head-to-head title race between the Nerazzurri and the Bianconeri.
And the overall sense is that Inter are the team that the majority of observers cast as the favourites.
Simone Inzaghi: Inter Not Favourites For Serie A Title Due To Financial Advantage
Asked if he thinks that Inter’s win over Frosinone this evening makes the team title favourites, Inzaghi replied “No. I don’t like these kinds of predictions.”
“We promise the fans that we’ll try to play as many matches as possible,” the Inter coach continued. “Like last season.”
“And then there are many well-equipped teams,” he noted. “Maybe they consider us favourites because of how we’re playing.”
“We’re not the richest team,” Inzaghi said. “Because over the last three transfer windows we’ve made profits of €120 million, €30 million, and zero. Despite reaching the Champions League final.”
As for whether he believed that the team would be so far along at this point in the season, Inzaghi said that “I was very confident.”
“And then time will tell.”
“We’ve played the first sixteen matches in the best way possible,” he noted.
“The guys have been doing very well in training since July 13th.”