Inter have a lot of work to do if they’re to win Serie A next year.
Inter Milan boss Roberto Mancini is targeting the Serie A title, and he believes his side can achieve it as early as next season, reports Goal.com.
“We are working now to guarantee results at the end of this term. Inter must target the Scudetto next season,” Mancini explained.
Inter currently sit in ninth place in Serie A, 23 points behind league leaders Juventus, and despite Mancini returning to the club in November, he has failed to inspire much of a transformation at San Siro, but the former Manchester City man believes that he needs a bit of time to mould the team to title-challenging quality.
“I think the teams ahead of us feel more certain because they have been working together for longer. This can make the difference, but it’s just a matter of time for us,” he continued.
What may well play in the 50-year-old’s favour, and should certainly continue to buy him time in the face of criticism, is the dominance the team enjoyed under his leadership in his previous spell, where they won three consecutive Scudetto’s between 2006 and 2008.
Despite his ambitious plans, Mancini’s most difficult task could well be to persuade star striker Mauro Icardi to stay with the club next season. Icardi – who has been heavily linked with a move away – has scored 14 goals in the league this campaign, putting him only one behind Juve’s Carlos Tevez.