It may have taken him an extra year, but ex-Chelsea head coach and final Premier League-winning Chelsea head coach Antonio Conte drove Inter Milan to a long-awaited Scudetto, winning their first Italian league title in eleven years and their 19th overall to take one ahead of city rivals AC Milan – and break Juventus’ stranglehold after nine consecutive days (including three that Conte himself won as a coach).
With the 2-0 victory over Crotone on Saturday combined with results elsewhere this weekend, Conte thus fulfilled his stated ambitions by joining the main rivals of his former team, and he did so in classic Conte style, with wingers, passion and hard work. and paying close attention.
“The best thing I found at Inter was a group that totally trusted me. They trusted my leadership and my vision. This is the greatest thing. The guys have grown and matured over the year and that’s what we needed. Inter players are no longer the ones who participated. These are the players who have won.
-Antonio Conte; source: Football Italia
Inter de Conte, led by former Chelsea prospect (and recently rumored transfer target) Romelu Lukaku, have lost just two Serie A appearances all season and clinched the title with four games to go. In the euphoria of this achievement, the immediate idea is to maintain it as long as possible of course.
“I’m so happy for all the Inter fans around the world, for the team, the staff, the president and everyone. It’s been a wonderful year for us, I’m really proud to play for Inter. […] For me and many of my teammates, this is our first league title […] Last year was good too, but yes it was the best of my career.
“It’s wonderful and I hope to continue like this. I want to thank everyone, I am really very happy.
-Romelu Lukaku; source: Football Italia
Congratulations to Big Rom and Antoniooooooooooooooo!