Inter Milan vs Roma: Jose Mourinho returns to San Siro aiming to derail Inter's title bid

The Portuguese tactician's best spell as a manager was undoubtedly with the Nerazzurri when he guided them to a treble in 2010.

AS Roma head coach Jose Mourinho; Credit: Twitter/@ASRomaEN
By Sreejith C R | Apr 23, 2022 | 2 Min Read follow icon Follow Us

AS Roma head coach Jose Mourinho returns to San Siro as he aims to derail Inter Milan’s title-bid. The Portuguese tactician’s best stint as a manager was undoubtedly with the Nerazzurri between 2008 and 2010. He guided Inter to Champions League triumph in 2010, two Serie A titles and a Coppa Italia victory. 2010 was the best year in his managerial career as he led Inter to a treble. 

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Now, as the boss of Roma, Mourinho is once again doing an impressive job. The capital club is unbeaten in 12 league games and seven of those have been victories. They are currently placed fifth in the league standings with 58 points from 33 games, just five points away from the Champions League spot.

A victory against second-placed Inter would certainly put pressure on fourth-placed Juventus and with five more matchdays remaining, the race for Scudetto could get tighter. Defending Champions Inter are placed second, just two points adrift of the leaders AC Milan and with a game in hand. The Nerazzurri can be assured of defending their Serie A title if they don’t drop any points in their remaining six games. 

 Roma are heading into the contest on the back of a thrilling 1-1 draw against Napoli on Monday. Stefan El Shaarawy scored an injury-time goal to cancel out Lorenzo Insigne’s first half penalty, to share the points at Diego Maradona stadium. 

“There are teams that play for the Scudetto, which we don’t but we still want to have the chance to try and win matches,” he said after last week’s draw at title-chasing Napoli, alleging big clubs get the benefit of the doubt from referees.

“On Saturday we want to have the chance to win at Inter, it seems that today we didn’t have the chance. Some of their (the officials’) decisions would have made me feel ashamed.”

Meanwhile Inter are also in an impressive run of form having won four consecutive games across all competitions. Inzaghi’s side thrashed AC Milan 3-0 in the Coppa Italia semi-final fixture on Wednesday, courtesy of Lautaro Martinez’ double and Robin Gosens’ late tap-in.

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