Inzaghi: ‘No favourites between Inter and Juventus’

by | Jan 11, 2022 12:58

Inter coach Simone Inzaghi believes both the Nerazzurri and Juventus have evolved since the last time they met and insists there are no favourites in tomorrow’s Supercup Final.

The game between last season’s Serie A and Coppa Italia winners kicks off at 20.00 UK time at the Stadio Meazza tomorrow.

“We’ll need an aggressive and determined performance. We are aware that there will be moments where Juve will create trouble for us,” Inzaghi said at a press conference.

“In August, they seemed the favourite for the Scudetto, with Inter and other clubs in the race. But the pitch counts. Now we are on top, but the race will be open until the end.

“Juventus have a competitive team, Bonucci and Chiellini will play and I want to wish good luck to Federico Chiesa. I don’t know the lad personally, but I played with his father at Lazio. Federico is a heritage for Italian football.”

Inter picked up a 1-1 draw against Juventus in October, with the Bianconeri scoring the equaliser with a late Paulo Dybala penalty kick.

“We thought we had won that game, then there was that penalty. However, it was many months ago and both teams have evolved since,” said Inzaghi.

“It wasn’t a nice match for both teams that didn’t live up to their standard.

“We have a training session today, we played on Sunday night and everyone is feeling well, including Edin Dzeko and Joaquin Correa.

“All four strikers are fit, two will start and two will go on the bench. Having many options has never been a problem.”

Inter President Steven Zhang arrived in Milan last week and will be at the stadium tomorrow, while Juventus patron Andrea Agnelli won’t be there as he tested positive for COVID.

“I am happy that he [Zhang] is here physically, but I’ve always felt him close to the team over the last few months,” said Inzaghi.

“We text each other after every game. He watched the match against Lazio and we hope to play an excellent match for him.

“It’s a final and there are no favourites in these games. Juventus are unbeaten in the last eight matches and they made something extraordinary on Sunday.

“They are accustomed to playing Finals, they have experienced players, but we are in a good moment.”

Inter are the Serie A table leaders and have won the last eight games in a row in Serie A.

They have the best attack in Serie A with 51 goals scored in 21 matches and the second-best defence in the league. They have conceded 16 goals so far, one more than Luciano Spalletti’s Napoli.

5 Comments

  1. Brandon

    He’s saying the correct thing. Obviously Inter have the better team these years. It will go back to Juve sooner or later. No worries.

  2. I MISS JUVENTUS IN SERIE B 🤡

    I expect Inter to dismantle juBentus once and for all.

  3. frankie

    You better hope so clown boy because if Inter can’t beat an undermanned and currently struggling Juventus then they should hang their heads in shame. Fortunately it’s only a super cup final which is the least important trophy to worry about and Juve have won plenty of Super Cups. If I was Juve I’d field a mainly U23 team and keep the players fresh.

  4. Tom

    @frankie
    You are right Juve don’t need this cup

  5. Poopie Zanetti

    Juve will hit 55 Scudetti before Inter hits #30.

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