Simone Inzaghi Adamant He Wants Scudetto with Inter

Serie A table-toppers Inter take a daunting trip to the Allianz Stadium to face arch-rivals Juventus in Sunday’s Derby d’Italia. With only two points separating the sides at the start of this round, Nerazzurri can create a healthy lead at the summit with a rare win in Turin.

Juventus’ lengthy period of desperation is finally gone, as Massimiliano Allegri’s men seek three points in the derby to leapfrog Inter at the top of the table. As the only side in Italy’s top flight that has proved capable of going toe-to-toe with last season’s beaten Champions League finalists, Bianconeri have earned Simone Inzaghi’s respect. 

The Inter boss spoke to the press in the build-up to the game. Unlike his Juventus counterpart, who continues to disregard the Scudetto as a realistic prospect, Inzaghi was straightforward. He wants the title. However, he identified one crucial factor that could play into Juve’s hands as the season progresses.

If Allegri plays hide and seek? I don’t make grids, and I don’t hide Inter’s ambitions,” he said, as relayed by Calciomercato. “Juve always want to win like Inter, they have great ambitions, and they have more time to prepare for games.

Inter will almost certainly feature in the Champions League knockout stages after a four-game unbeaten group-phase start. Tired legs could become a problem down the stretch, especially if they go the distance in Europe. On the other hand, Juventus have no such issues as UEFA banned them from European competition this season. 

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