Legendary former Nerazzurri striker Sandro Mazzola is hoping to see Inter Milan clinch the Serie A title against AC Milan.

The former striker gave his thoughts to Turin-based newspaper Tuttosport in an interview published in today’s print edition, via FCInterNews.

At the moment, Inter are not yet champions of Serie A.

But it certainly looks to be much more a matter of “when” than “if.”

The Nerazzurri could wrap the title up by winning their next two matches.

The first is tomorrow against Cagliari. Then, in just over a week, there is the second derby of the season against city rivals Milan.

The Rossoneri are currently the closest team to Inter at the top end of the Serie A table (albeit not terribly close).

If Inter were to beat Cagliari and then Milan, then it would mean that it would become mathematically impossible for their city rivals to catch them over the remaining matches of the campaign.

Mazzola: “It Would Be Brilliant” If Inter Clinch Serie A Title Vs AC Milan

Former Inter striker Mazzola said of winning the title that “Clinching it against Milan would be brilliant!”

“Let’s not say that the Nerazzurri have had an incredible season,” Mazzola said.

“Even if it’s true!”

“Because otherwise, then we’ll go and jinx it and it’ll change!” joked the always-superstitious Mazzola.

“Let’s just say that the team are playing well enough. But no more than that.”

Meanwhile, Mazzola also made clear that he would never want to see Inter captain Lautaro Martinez sold. “Hands off Lautaro!” the former striker said.

“I like Inzaghi,” Mazzola said of the Nerazzurri coach. “I see him as like a coach from the past, at least in some situations. He takes me back to another era.”

As far as comparing Inzaghi to legendary former Inter coach Helenio Herrera, Mazzola insisted “No, no. Il Mago was Il Mago, he was unique!”

“But certainly, Simone can also become an important coach in the history of Inter.”

“Let’s let him do his work,” Mazzola said of Inzaghi.

And Mazzola also commented on Inter wingback Federico Dimarco. “Today’s football is different,” he said. “There’s a different way of doing things.”

“What’s certain, though, is that Dimarco has been an Interista since he was born.”

“He could certainly become a ‘bandiera’ for the team,” Mazzol said of the wingback. “You can see him representing the shirt, even if he isn’t wearing it.”