Defender Alessandro Bastoni believes that Inter Milan have reached a point of being stronger than ever under Simone Inzaghi.
The 24-year-old spoke to Italian broadcaster Sky Sport Italia, via FCInterNews, whilst at the Gran Gala del Calcio.
Year three of Inzaghi’s project at Inter is now in full swing.
There have been many ups and downs since the 47-year-old joined Inter from Lazio in the summer of 2021.
On the one hand, there have been two successive seasons in which Inter have swept up domestic cup competition silverware.
And last season, the Nerazzurri reached the Champions League final. There, they came painfully close to lifting European club football’s biggest trophy against Manchester City.
But on the other hand, there has been Inter’s failure to win the Serie A title under Inzaghi.
In the ex-Biancocelesti coach’s first season in charge, the Nerazzurri squandered a significant lead in the table, losing out by the narrowest of margins to city rivals AC Milan on the last day.
Then last time around, Inter were nowhere close to champions Napoli.
Therefore, it has been in Serie A that the questions have really arisen regarding Inzaghi’s project at Inter.
But so far this season, Inter are in absolutely blistering form in the league.
This could be the year that the Nerazzurri and Inzaghi answer their critics with a league title. And then in the Champions League, where Inter have reached the knockouts for a third season running, confidence will be higher than ever.
Alessandro Bastoni: This Is The Strongest Inter Have Been Under Inzaghi
Asked whether he thinks that this is the strongest Inter have been under Inzaghi, Bastoni replied “Yes. We’ve gained an awareness of what we’re capable of.”
“We’ve been together as a group for several years,” the 24-year-old noted.
“That gives us further help.”
“The final in Istanbul only gave us more of a boost,” Bastoni noted. “Now we’re in great form, and we want to keep going in this direction.”
Bastoni observed that “We’re certainly aware of our means.”
“But at the same time, we can’t let our guard down. Otherwise we’ll lose or draw, as we saw against Sassuolo and Bologna.”
It was pointed out to Bastoni that in the summer there was skepticism about this Inter team, due to the amount of upheaval that there was in the transfer market.
“We were probably skeptical as well,” the defender admitted.
“Because we didn’t know who would be coming in.”
“But the new players have adapted perfectly to Inter,” he noted. “We’re happy with the new additions. We’re a very united group, that’s the secret to doing well.”
“Whether we are stronger than last season or not, that’s for the pitch to decide.”