On Saturday, the goals of Christian Eriksen and Achraf Hakimi secured a 2-0 win for Inter against Crotone. Antonio Conte thus prevailed on Saturday with 14 points ahead of Atalanta.
“We’re succeeding in overthrowing a kingdom that has lasted nine years,” Inter coach Conte told reporters, referring to his team that denied Juve their tenth consecutive Serie A title.
“We know we can do something extraordinary because Inter haven’t won a Scudetto in eleven years and we are breaking up a dynasty,” added Conte, a former Juve coach who led Bianconeri to the top three of these nine consecutive championship titles.
When Juve named Conte, the Turin club finished seventh in Serie A when AC Milan won Inter in 2011.
“They were both two extremely difficult situations because I came to Juventus after being promoted to Siena and … there was no vision and we didn’t want to beat strong teams. An important cycle began from there “Conte told the Inter website as he reflected on his time at Juve.
“When I came here, I made the hardest decision because a lot of other people would have found things to hide behind. I’ve tested myself, I love big challenges and I’ve always said I’m the club’s number one fan that I represent.
“It was not easy to get all the fans and I understand that, but I am convinced that I have always given my all for the teams I coach. I have committed myself to do my best and I am satisfied , because.” We’re doing something extraordinary. “
Inter appointed Conte, who won the Premier League title with Chelsea in 2017, in May 2019.
“It’s a new planet for me,” said Conte of his time at Inter. “It wasn’t easy, it isn’t easy now and it won’t be easy in the future because there is a lot of dynamism in the game and people try to create negativity around Inter when the smallest opportunity arises. More positivity, if we ‘it would be nice to talk about it. “
Inter’s win at Crotone marked the 14th time that Conte’s team had conceded a clean sheet.
“We have become more compact, we want to help each other as teammates, we have worked to become a successful group and the results have improved.” Inter-defender Stefan de Vrij announced the club’s website.
“The coach gives us passion and a winning mentality. The group is united and the way everyone has improved made us realize we were moving in the right direction. For us defenders it’s a pleasure to work together and we’ve each known it for years and now we know how to move together. “
In an overwhelming season for Juve, the Turin club’s hopes of qualifying for the Champions League could be dashed by Inter when the two teams meet on May 15.