Legendary former Nerazzurri, Atletico Madrid, and Lazio striker Christian Vieri believes Inter Milan can thrive in both Serie A and the Champions League.
The former striker spoke to Milan-based newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport, via FCInterNews.
Last season, Inter reached the Champions League final, where they narrowly lost to Manchester City.
Those European heroics were the positive side to a season that was also nothing short of underwhelming in Serie A.
This season, the Nerazzurri have fully put last campaign’s underwhelming domestic form behind them.
Inter are currently top of the Serie A table, one point clear of Juventus with a game in hand.
Tomorrow evening, the Nerazzurri and the Bianconeri meet in a potential title-decider.
And in the Champions League, Inter face off against Atletico Madrid in a round of sixteen tie later this month.
Christian Vieri: Inter Can Win Serie A Title & Champions League
Vieri gave the view that “Winning a title depends on luck. Especially when, as in the case of Inter, Juve, and Milan, you have to play every match to your best.”
“Because you have the obligation to always win, in all competitions.”
“Luck lies in being able to get through the period when you’re not at your best without losing too many matches,” Vieri observed.
“And it’s obvious that one bad match, one individual error, can have a different weigh four or five months from the end compared to right at the end.”
“Look at Radu’s error two years ago,” the former striker noted.
“Inter can win the championship and the Champions League,” Vieri argued.
“Because in the final against City I saw little to split the two teams. If anything, it was Inter who were a bit better.”
Asked if he considers Nerazzurri captain Lautaro Martinez to be the most complete striker in Europe, Vieri replied “One of the most complete.”
“I’d put him together with Haaland, Kane, and Rashford.”
Vieri noted that “Lautaro and Kane link up a lot with their teammates.”
“Haaland is more of a penalty area centre-forward,” he added. “Due to his characteristics and the way City plays, with a lot of ball possession.”