Inter played out a 2-0 away win against Crotone. If Atalanta fail to take all 3 points against Sassuolo, Inter will claim the Scudetto!
A fantastic Eriksen strike, and Hakimi sealing goal was good enough to get the victory. A performance which we can all celebrate, as we step closer to our first trophy in a decade.
Inter are now unbeaten in the past 18 league matches, so catching this Inter side has been near impossible for the chasers. Even if Atalanta do get the win this weekend and also in their next 4 matches, all Inter will need is 1 point from the remaining 4 matches.
Let’s look a bit further at the key points in the match against Crotone.
Defensive efforts – Best in the World!
This back three in De Vrij, Skriniar and Bastoni is something absolutely special. We are witnessing one of the most dominant back 3’s in world football right now. One could also argue, this Inter defence is the best we have seen this century.
The key to Inter’s title charge has been through these three players consistently on the pitch protecting Inter’s captain from shots on target.
With 14 clean sheets in total for the season, and 11 of those coming in the past 17 matches. This Inter side based on their defence are shutting out opponents and then securing victory through our strong strike-force.
I don’t see any of these three are going anywhere in the next few seasons, so there should be some more Inter dominance in coming years.
New year, new me –
Conte always had a plan for Christian Eriksen, and it seemed Conte was the only one who believed in this plan. If you would’ve asked any of the fans, you would’ve been told that “Conte is sabotaging Eriksen’s career”.
We sincerely owe you an apology, Mr. Conte!
The Eriksen we have seen since that flashy free-kick goal against Milan has been remarkable. It was like a brand new signing joined our team and strengthened the already bolstered Inter squad.
With the score locked at 0-0, today was another fantastic example of Eriksen’s quality. A lovely touch from Lukaku setup Eriksen for the match winning goal.
Special mention –
Alexis Sanchez – The Lion!
A shoutout to an Inter player who gives 100% every time he is on the field. A super sub with a massive impact on the result today.
Like Eriksen, Sanchez came onto the field today and suddenly brought a spark into Inter’s play. As Sanchez always does, he brought honour to the Inter jersey and we are fortunate to see him back at his best.
All Interisti and Chilean followers can be proud of the Alexis we have seen at Inter. He has well and truly brought pride back to himself after being purchased from Manchester United.
Where to next?
Inter will travel back to the San Siro to face Sampdoria. Inter have only lost 2 matches this season, and Sampdoria were one of the teams to beat Inter.
It will be good to get some payback, and then lift the league trophy after to celebrate winning the Scudetto!
Prediction: Inter 4-3
As always, Forza Inter!