Marco Materazzi: Scudetto bears no resemblance, Inter-Atalanta isn’t the same as Bologna-Inter of 2 years ago

Marco Materazzi, former defender for Inter, has discussed the Serie A title race between Inter and Juventus in an interview with La Gazzetta dello Sport.

Materazzi dismissed the significance of Inter’s current two-point lead in the championship, stating, “I believe it’s worth nothing, it doesn’t change the reasoning. Inter wants to win the Scudetto and knows that Juventus wants to do the same. Let’s leave aside what Allegri says and the discussions about fourth place.”

In response to Juventus’s claims that they are not aiming for the league title, Materazzi asserted, “But it’s an easily understood and refutable game. If I were a Juventus player, in the locker room I would think I could win the championship. And that is their goal.”

Materazzi also dismissed any suggestion that Inter’s sporting director, Giuseppe Marotta, is uneasy. He stated, in quotes provided by La Gazzetta dello Sport, “Not at all. Look, if there is a calm person, it’s him. He never does rash things, he’s not that type: he knows what he does, and what he says.”

As the second half of the season begins, Materazzi also brushed off concerns about the impact it may have on Inter if they fall behind ahead of their direct confrontation. He noted, “I don’t think so. I do not see similarities compared to two years ago, with the recovery against Bologna. Because this time the match will be at home. Because Atalanta also has the cups. And perhaps that match can be exploited to return to the top or to extend the lead.”

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