GdS - Juve, Napoli and Inter are three Scudetto contenders but Nerazzurri's midfield quality is behind
The Gazzetta dello Sport identifies three Scudetto contenders for this season: Juventus, Napoli and Inter.
Juventus remain the brightest star of the Serie A galaxy for their 8 straight league titles, for how they have strengthened their squad and also for the one hour of spectacle that they put on Napoli. It is true that they took three goals but Sarri’s philosophy always slows the game down and not to attack especially after 3-0 lead.
Napoli are behind Juve. They needed to take three to wake up in that game and that trident once again disappointed in a hotly contested match: a personality gap remains. But the team has strengthened on the technical side. Scoring three against Juve in Turin is a sign. On April 23rd, when Juve won the Scudetto mathematically, Napoli were second with 20 points behind. That day in the Premier League, 20 points away from leaders Manchester City was Arsenal, a fifth ranked team. And so Ancelotti’s main challenge this year is do not let Juve run away immediately.
And it is the same for Antonio Conte. Giuseppe Marotta, who won the Oscar of the market, has blessed Pinetina by creating the ideal working conditions. That being said, Inter do not have the midfield quality of Juve and Napoli, despite the fact that Sensi has been very good. And this is where games are won. A physical midfielder who can score goals, such as Milinkovic, would have raised Inter’s competitiveness significantly. But overall, with the addition of Conte, who has already made guys like Candreva flourish again, there is a motivated and optimistic environment. And with Lukaku’s thick shoulders, they can make a difference.