Inter coach Inzaghi: No Scudetto does not mean failed season

by | May 21, 2022 12:11

Inter coach Simone Inzaghi said the Nerazzurri’s season has been a success regardless of whether they win the Scudetto or not. 

His side go into the final match of the season knowing only a win at home to Sampdoria will give them any chance of winning Serie A – and even then they would need Milan to lose at Sassuolo. 

The odds are stacked against Inter retaining their title but Inzaghi pointed to their Coppa Italia and Supercoppa wins as well reaching the Champions League knockout stages for the first time since 2011-12 as reasons to celebrate their campaign. 

Speaking at a press conference ahead of their clash with Samp, he told reporters:  “We have won two cups, expressed ourselves well, returned to the Champions League last-16 and are fighting for the title on the final day of the season.

“I see lots of reasons to be happy with the season.”

Inzaghi also stressed victory over Marco Giampaolo’s Samp should not be taken for granted, pointing to their 4-0 win over Europa Conference League-chasing Fiorentina in their last outing. Inzaghi added. “We need to just concentrate on ourselves,

“We saw what Samp did in the last match against Fiorentina.

“Our destiny is not in our hands but we still need to beat Samp and we need to take this game seriously, like all the others.”

Inter were in control of their own destiny until their matchday 34 when they suffered a shock loss away to Bologna. 

The defeat left them two points behind a relentless Milan side who are on a five-match winning streak in Serie A. 

Milan’s 2-1 win over Inter in February gave the Rossoneri the edge in the head-to-head meaning they would be champions should the two teams finish level on points. 

7 Comments

  1. Inter Per SEMPRE

    Disagree, because Supercoppa basically is not a real silverware, it is winner of last season Coppa Italia playing the winner of last season’s Scudetto, it is a meaningless trophy design to sell more TV airtime profit. So just winning Coppa-Italia and thinking it was successful season it is giving yourself credit for half ars job losing decisive games to Genoa and Bologna.

  2. NOrata

    No, it would be failure and he knows it. He would immediately end a winning cycle.

  3. Andy

    Hey, what are you guys talking about. Limone made such good friends with all the refs in the league, even if it cost him some money. Great season, such a success.

  4. R. Bonora

    Andy you sound like a fool and troll. Maybe your a Limone too!

  5. LORD ALLEGRI PATRON SAINT OF SLOW BALL

    I’d love some Limone juice mixed with PhD Max juice in my hole.

  6. Solointer

    If at the start of the season he was given the opportunity to be in the last round while still having already won two trophies and challenging for the scudetto he will take that without even thinking. It’s a dream start for him and haters will always hate some with managers that will not win anything in the near future despite having a better squad in the league and some know this is the only time in the near future that they might win anything. For Inter they’ll build on the success of this season and move on.

  7. geedup

    @Solointer Yes it would be a dream for him because he’s a small time coach. Inter, even with the loss of key players from last season, still had the best squad and yet Inzaghi couldn’t guide them over the finish line. Coppa Italia is a nice-to-have but should always be a secondary objective. The primary was retaining the Scudetto and Inzaghi blew it. With Milan takeover and Juve likely to improve, Inter’s chances of winning next season will be slimmer, more so with Inzaghi at the helm.

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