Former AC Milan coach Arrigo Sacchi does not believe that Friday’s draw with Genoa is too much of a setback for Inter Milan.
Speaking to Milan-based newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport, via FCInterNews, the former coach also stressed the advantage that a lack of European football is for Juventus in the Serie A title race.
This weekend, the Serie A title race has only gotten tighter.
Inter dropped two points away to Genoa. They had led during the match, but allowed the Rossoblu to come back and equalize.
Meanwhile, Juventus secured a 1-0 victory over Roma.
That has reduced the gap between the two teams at the top of the Serie A table to just two points.
Clearly, the title race looks like one that can go right down to the wire.
In the view of former Milan coach Sacchi, Inter’s slip-up doesn’t have to be anywhere close to fatal. But it can certainly affect them if they don’t manage it carefully.
Sacchi: Genoa Draw Doesn’t Have To Be A Big Setback For Inter
Sacchi said of Inter’s draw on Friday that “You can’t always win.”
“Inter came up against a very determined opponent,” he continued. “Who were full of running and pressing.”
He called the Serie A clash “A difficult match at a difficult away ground.”
Sacchi gave the view that “I don’t consider it a big setback.”
“If anything, we need to watch out for the kind of ups and downs, inconsistency, that characterized Inzaghi’s team last season.”
“But as of right now, I don’t think there’s any danger,” Sacchi said.
And Sacchi also noted the fact that Inter are dealing with considerably more matches than Juventus are considering the cup competitions.
“That’s Inter’s real disadvantage,” the former coach argued.
“They play a lot of matches,” he said.
“In my opinion they play too many, and there’s little time to recover and train.”
Sacchi noted that “Simone Inzaghi will have to carefully manage his team’s energy. Both physical and psychological.”
“First of all to avoid injuries, and also to find the right moments to give a player a breather when they look a little tired.”
“Juve, without the cup competitions, have a great advantage in the sprint of the title race, which will presumably have its decisive period in the spring,” the former coach anticipated.