Crotone (3-5-2): Cordaz; Djidji, Golemic, Magallan; Molina, Messias, Cigarini, Zanellato, Reca; Hi, Simy. All. Cosmi
Inter (3-5-2): Handanovic; Skriniar, De Vrij, Bastoni; Hakimi, Barella, Brozovic, Sensi, Darmian; Lukaku, Martinez. All. Count.
Tv: 6 pm, Sky
The long journey has almost come to an end. Inter are preparing the party and sees a tricolor traffic light come on for a very sweet landing. After a wait of 11 years and marked by many battles, especially by defeats and tears never of joy, Antonio Conte managed to overthrow the Juventus dictatorship. Crotone could be the last match without the Scudetto on the chest. The most done, just win against Cosmi’s team and wait for Atalanta’s result: if Sassuolo does not beat the speech closed.
It could celebrate Sunday 2 from the sofa at home or, at most, everything will be postponed to Saturday 8 May with Sampdoria. The undertaking for accomplished. I hope to finish this season in the best possible way, it would be a work of art for us, admits Conte, the first architect of the Nerazzurri masterpiece.
In order not to miss the party, Steven Zhang returned to Italy. At 29 he will become the youngest Inter president in history to win a Scudetto. In Appiano Gentile he saw the team and the coach again after seven months of absence. I am proud of an exceptional journey. Now only the last effort is missing: we are close to history, thanks to everyone, he told the team after reuniting it on the pitch. Then the hug with Conte, a scudetto hug.
Two hours in the technical center, complete with lunch with the management, to regain confidence with his planet, made wonderful and successful by Conte, the technician chosen by Marotta. TOBeyond the unknowns linked to the future, Zhang and the Suning group deserve credit for having planted the right seeds to make Inter flourish again. After the Scudetto the speeches will be made and it will be understood how robust the Nerazzurri tree is. The president did not fly to Crotone and due to the fog the team was forced to land in Lamezia. Zhang awaits the return to celebrate and join the final lap of honor. Then he will have to start discussions on the season to come.
He has always paid attention to the present Conte, the general who got dirty in the trenches together with his soldiers. He stays on track until the end, he leaves nothing to chance, not even for the match against Crotone, last in the standings and that today could be relegated. With Zhang there was a greeting, we haven’t seen each other for a while. We haven’t won anything yet, says the impassive Count. Claim your model. I brought my creed and my path, made of sweat and sacrifice. I push everyone to the limit, I know. the only way to be successful. In a path like this you can’t always find everyone on your side, it takes a lot of effort. Some prefer to remain in their mediocrity, where they are calmer and sleep better. Here many have wanted to follow me. Inter have found national and international credibility, I think our Europa League final was also underestimated. We are about to do something extraordinary and historic for the club. This season repays us for the sweat of sleepless nights.
The party set. At the finish line, Inter arrives without pursuers, ready to enjoy its triumph. A work of art, completed after 11 long years.
April 30, 2021 (change April 30, 2021 | 22:37)
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