Former Nerazzurri goalkeeper Francesco Toldo feels that the current Inter Milan team are hitting the heights that the 2010 Treble vintage did.

The 52-year-old spoke to Milan-based newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport, via FCInterNews. He compared the form of the team this season to one of the greatest in the club’s history.

Inter return to action in Europe this season.

The Nerazzurri will be hoping that they can equal the exploits of last season, when they reached the final of Europe’s top club competition.

But the club could be even more ambitious. They could be looking to rival the accomplishments of the team from the 2009-10 season in Europe.

That campaign saw Inter won the Champions League.

It also saw the Nerazzurri clean up domestically, winning the Serie A title and the Coppa Italia.

This team won’t be able to win the classical Treble as that side did – they are already out of the Coppa.

But on the other hand, unlike that team, Inter have won the Supercoppa Italiana this time around.

The Nerazzurri are also well on track to win the Serie A title. That would be just the second time since the Treble season.

And the quality of the football, as well as consistency of results, has reached a rarefied level.

For his part, former Inter keeper Toldo, who was actually part of the squad that won the Treble in 2010, sees a parallel to what is, at least in terms of trophies, the greatest Inter team of the modern era.

Toldo: Parallels Between Current Inter & 2010 Treble Team

Toldo gave the view that with the current Inter team, “The ingredients to play on the biggest stage in Europe are all there.”

“This current group of players that Simone Inzaghi has available to him is at the same level as in the pre-Treble years.”

He added, “Inzaghi is completing his maturation process.”

“And even before then, he had proven to be a great strategist, particularly in these knockout matches against direct rivals.”

“Having said all that,” Toldo observed. “While over a league season the real quality always comes through, the Champions League is a totally different story.”

“Everything is decided in ninety or 180 minutes,” he said.

“And luck can prove to be decisive.”

“Sometimes, the individual moments can be decisive in these matches. And you have to know how to turn them in your favour.”

Toldo also noted that “I believe that the Champions League final played a vital role in the growth of this Inter.”

“Many expected them to play as underdogs,” he said. “But even after Rodri’s goal they pushed. And there were opportunities for an equalizer.”

“Then if they can eliminate a team that’s very tough like this Atletico team under Simeone, then Inter could take advantage of the big lead they’re building up in the league table,” Toldo anticipated.

“That could allow them to managed the squad in the decisive matches.”