Inter coach Inzaghi: No Scudetto does not mean failed season


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. 

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