How Inter Milan Players Fired Themselves Up To Defeat Their Rival And Clinch The Scudetto

Written By Onyeka Daniel

Inter Milan were officially presented with the 2023-24 Serie A title in their second to the last game of the season, a 1-1 draw against Lazio at the Giuseppe Meazza stadium, but they had already secured the title in the 33rd round of matches.

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It was no ordinary match, it was the Milan Derby, against city rivals, AC Milan and even though they both shared the same stadium, the Giuseppe Meazza stadium, it was the Rossoneri who were the home team for that particular encounter, so their fans dominated the stadium.


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According to Inter’s assistant coach Massimiliano Farris, the Nerazzurri stars charged themselves before last month’s historic Derby della Madonnina. Simone Inzaghi’s men beat their crosstown rivals AC Milan on April 21st to mathematically secure the Serie A title. This also unlocked the club’s coveted second star. This prompted wild celebrations at San Siro in front of the Curva Nord.

As revealed by Farris, the players motivated themselves by recalling how devastated they were when they had fallen short against the Rossoneri in the title race in 2021/22. “I don’t know if it’s a secret or not. But it all began two years ago,” said Inzaghi’s assistant in a recent interview. “In the last match of the season, we won against Sampdoria while Milan beat Sassuolo to win the Scudetto.

“One of the memories I still hold, perhaps because I am an Inter fan, are the 30 minutes of applause that the fans had given us that day when we were with our families on the pitch. Many of us were in tears. “But this season, we were great from the start. At a certain point, it was evident that we would win the scudetto.

“Then began rumors that it could happen in the Derby. But in reality, the boys didn’t give much weight to this. “And I’ll add another thing, in the last two or three games before the Derby, the physical data showed a certain decline in our form. “But we weren’t worried because it was clear that we would win the league.

“However, when we returned to the locker room after the pre-match warm-up, the boys had prepared a monitor on which we usually inserted the opposing team. “But instead, at that moment, the image of the last day of the 2021/22 season appeared on the screen. “The boys said ‘Let’s remember that we cried that day’.

“At that moment I understood that the lads were desperate to win the league in the Derby,” concluded Farris. The Nerazzurri won the decisive match 2-1 thanks to goals from Francesco Acerbi and Marcus Thuram. The club is already making moves to continue their domination in the League and make an effort to also lift the UEFA Champions League trophy too.

This is why they’ve reportedly reached an agreement with two of their key players over a new long term contract. Lautaro Martinez is set to sign a new contract until 2029 and details are starting to emerge. Most notably, there is no release clause in the contract, confirming his commitment to the club.

Sky Sport Italia, Sportitalia and Fabrizio Romano also now suggest that Italian midfielder, Nicolo Barella has agreed a new contract with Inter too.He had been linked with proposals from the Premier League, above all Liverpool and Manchester United, but has no intention of leaving the Nerazzurri.


Inter could reportedly opt to terminate the contract of Joaquin Correa this summer, thus ending his disappointing stint at the club. The Argentine never truly managed to carve himself an important role at the club after following Inzaghi to the club in the summer of 2021.

The second striker endured two forgettable campaigns at San Siro before joining Olympique Marseille last summer.Correa signed for the Ligue 1 side on loan, but failed to contribute with a single goal or assist in all competitions.

Therefore, the French club opted against maintaining his services on a permanent basis, sending him back to Inter. According to Tuttosport, Correa has South American suitors in River Plate, Estudiantes and Corinthians. However, if a transfer doesn’t materialize, the Nerazzurri could facilitate the player’s departure by rescinding his contract.

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The Argentina international still has one year left on his deal which will expire in June 2025.This solution would help the club get rid of the player’s gross wages worth around €6 million. However, Correa himself would also have to consent to the contract termination.

Moreover, terminating the player’s contract could still be a costly solution for the Italian Champions. After all, the striker’s value on the balance sheet is €8.5 million. Therefore, a sale below this figure would constitute a capital loss for the club. As recently reported, Inter are still hoping for an offer from the Saudi Pro League. This would allow the club to cut their losses on the former Lazio star.

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