Beppe Marotta feels it would be the “icing on the cake” if Inter Milan can clinch the Serie A title against AC Milan this evening.

The Nerazzurri CEO spoke to Italian broadcaster DAZN, via FCInterNews, ahead of this evening’s derby clash. He also revealed backstory on the hiring of Simone Inzaghi from Lazio.

Inter have a very rare opportunity this evening.

The Nerazzurri can clinch the Serie A title in the derby against Milan – that would be the first time that either they or the Rossoneri have done so.

Of course, it is not as though a failure to wrap it up tonight will be too worrying for Inter as far as the status of the title goes.

The Nerazzurri will have several more opportunities over the remainder of the season.

But doing it against Milan would undoubtedly be special.

Inter need a victory from this evening’s derby if they are to clinch the title, mathematically.

A draw would not be enough.

Inter have won each of the last five matches against Milan across all competitions. However, that is hardly a reason to be complacent – the derby is always a match where the form book goes out the window.

Marotta: “Icing On The Cake” If Inter Clinch Title Vs AC Milan

Inter CEO Marotta commented that “We have an historic goal. We’re all focused on that.”

“If it comes this evening, then it would be the it would be the icing on the cake,” the veteran executive continued.

“But as the coach said, we’re not obsessed with it. Rather, we’re determined to put in a great performance and get a big result.”

“I’m old now,” Marotta admitted. “I’ve never been able to win a Scudetto in these circumstances. So it’s exciting.”

And of the hiring of Inzaghi as coach, Marotta said that “He was in a lot of clubs’ sights.”

“He had already shown at Lazio that he was one of the young coaches on the way up,” the Inter CEO continued.

“It was a very tumultuous night,” Marotta said of the whirlwind period that saw Inzaghi come to Inter rather than signing a new contract with Lazio.

“Claudio Lotito was angry,” he said of the Lazio owner.

“However, it’s normal for a coach to change clubs after a number of years.”

“We clarified things with Loitio,” Marotta added.

“Inzaghi has proven to be a winning coach,” he concluded. “Which is no small matter.”

Then, Marotta stressed that for Inter, “This cycle has just begun.”

“We want to keep getting great results, in line with the history of this club.”

“I’m thinking of the Champions League,” Marotta said. “And also of the Club World Cup.”

“Inter is back where they belong, and that’s a source of pride for us.”

Meanwhile, Marotta also gave his thoughts on his time at Inter so far. “I didn’t imagine it would be such a brilliant journey,” the executive said.

“So full of wins and trophies.”

“This was an unexpected chapter for me,” Marotta admitted.

“From Conte to Inzaghi, we’ve always had a very strong club behind them, with Ausilio, Baccin and Zanetti. We’ve created a model.”

“The team can only benefit from that,” he added.