Eriksson Revels in Fierce Scudetto Race: “Juventus Hegemony was Tiring”

Swedish manager Sven-Goran Eriksson believes Juventus’ substandard run of form is good for Italian football, given the three-way title race that has come out of it. The Scudetto winning tactician, who last brought the league trophy to the sky blue part of the Roman divide, says that it now makes sense to watch the weekend matches.

Juventus currently sit 7 points adrift league leaders Napoli and Milan – both sitting tied with 57 points each, after 27 games played. However, Inter have a chance of overcoming the duo as they are placed just two points behind with a game in hand.

Speaking of the title race, Eriksson shared his joy of calcio turning competitive, especially after a decade of Bianconeri dominance.

“I’m surprised that there is no Juventus. But I must say that for Italian football it is good: because the hegemony of a single club is tiring. Everything becomes boring. Now, it makes sense to see the matches on the weekend,” he said (via TUTTOmercatoweb).

Juventus have witnessed a rejuvenation of late, having gone 13 games unbeaten in the league since their last defeat – a narrow 1-0 defeat at the hands of Atalanta back in November.

With Inter, Milan and Napoli’s shaky recent form, one can only speculate who will lead the Scudetto standings 11 matchweeks later.