2010 Treble winner Julio Cesar feels that Inter Milan will emerge victorious against Juventus this weekend.
Speaking to Milan-based newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport in an interview published in yesterday’s print edition, via FCInterNews, the Brazilian also gave his thoughts on current Nerazzurri goalkeeper Yann Sommer.
Inter travel to Turin in just a few days for the Derby d’Italia against Juventus.
As former Nerazzurri and Brazil goalkeeper Cesar points out, clashes with the Bianconeri are always special ones for Inter.
Regardless of what the league table looks like for that match, it is one of the showpiece occasions of Italian football.
But this time around, things look to be even more significant.
Inter are top of the table, whilst Juventus are just behind them.
Given that just two points separate the two sides, and they are both several points ahead of the likes of AC Milan and Napoli, there is a real air of a potential title-decider to Sunday’s match.
In the view of former Inter keeper Cesar, however, it is his old team who are favourites.
Naturally, the match will be one of the toughest of Inter’s entire season. They are coming up against the one team in Serie A that has managed to really keep pace with them.
But Treble-winner Cesar has faith that the Nerazzurri can get the result.
Julio Cesar On Inter Vs Juventus Serie A Clash, Yann Sommer Performances
As far as his favourite match against Juventus as an Inter player, Cesar said that “My favorite Derby d’Italia was the 2-0 win in the Treble season. With goals from Maicon and Eto’o.”
“Matches against Juve are always unlike any other matches,” he went on.
“But Inter will win this one I think.”
“They go into the match with great statistics to back them up,” Cesar added.
Cesar also gave his thoughts on goalkeeper Yann Sommer.
The Swiss international arrived at Inter during the summer transfer window, replacing Andre Onana. Sommer joined from Bayern Munich.
“He’s proving to be a very reliable goalkeeper,” the Brazilian said.
“But at the same time, it’s hard to make comparisons to anyone else.”