·25 September 2023
·25 September 2023
Former West Ham United, Lazio, and Juventus striker Paolo Di Canio believes that at the moment Inter Milan are “in control” of the Serie A title race.
Speaking to Italian broadcaster Sky Sport Italia, via FCInterNews, Di Canio further gave the view that Inter have led the way for each of the past three seasons, but are finally putting it all together this time around.
Inter could not have hoped for a start to the Serie A season much better than the one they’ve had.
The Nerazzurri have scored fourteen goals and conceded just a solitary effort across the first five matches of the campaign. This has been good value for a perfect start to the season.
Five wins from five have given Inter an early advantage in the Serie A table.
AC Milan are three points behind the Nerazzurri after a 5-1 derby thrashing. And then Juventus are five points back, and champions Napoli already eight points adrift.
It’s early on in the season still, but the sense is that Inter are the pace-setters in Serie A.
And there is hardly been any good fortune in this start. The perfect points total has been a reflection of the team’s performances, looking as though they have reached something close to the highest level of their coach Simone Inzaghi’s approach and style of play.
“Inter are already firmly in control,” Di Canio said.
“For me they’ve been the strongest team in the league for the past three years,” he continued. “And now everyone is taking responsibility, starting with Inzaghi who’se gotten better at communication.”
“They’re the strongest and most complete team,” the former striker argued.
“They’ve strengthened in the areas where they were previously weakest.”
Regarding the Serie A title race, Di Canio said that “You can often see how a season will go from how the teams start.”
“Napoli started well last time around,” he noted. “And Inter give you the same sense.”
“Look at the maturity and awareness they’re showing, and all the different options that they can call upon to hurt teams.”