Inzaghi: ‘Anything is still possible in Scudetto race’

Simone Inzaghi praised Inter’s ‘character’ to beat Udinese and insists the Scudetto race is still wide open just two points behind Milan. ‘Anything is still possible.’

The victory was needed to stay within two points of leaders Milan, especially as the Rossoneri squeezed past Fiorentina 1-0 just before this game kicked off at the Dacia Arena.

Ivan Perisic’s early header was followed by a Lautaro Martinez goal, on the rebound after his initial penalty hit the woodwork and was parried by Marco Silvestri.

Ignacio Pussetto set up a tense finale by pulling one back in the final 20 minutes.

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“It was a great show of character against an Udinese team that in April was the best performing side after us,” Inzaghi told DAZN.

“Inter wanted to win, deserved the victory in a very difficult situation. I want to thank the fans again as they made us feel as if we were almost at San Siro.

“After Pussetto’s goal, we did go a bit too deep, but we still didn’t run any real risks. It is May 1, we’ve played 50 competitive matches this season, including seven in 22 days, but we are in good shape and want to keep believing until the end.”

The situation is reversed next week, as Inter play Empoli on Friday, while Milan visit Hellas Verona on Sunday, so in theory the pressure should be on the Rossoneri.

“I don’t think it makes much difference who plays first, as we are accustomed to it. We know since the television rights took charge of the fixture lists that these things happen, it’s not unusual now. I was concentrated on Udinese and not what Milan did.”

Inzaghi was asked who are the Scudetto favourites at this stage with three games to go and only two points in it?

“There are nine points still up for grabs and anything is possible.”

Inter are also in the Coppa Italia Final against Juventus on May 11, having won the Supercoppa in January.

“We want to win more silverware. I think the fans enjoyed this season, especially considering what the expectations were in July…”

Predecessor Antonio Conte tried to change the ‘Pazza Inter’ – Crazy Inter – nickname, but Inzaghi isn’t so concerned.

“This is a side that won the Supercoppa after 11 years, reached the Champions League knockout stage after 11 years and the Coppa Italia Final after 12 years. If this is crazy, then we don’t mind it!”

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