Inter Milan Preview
They were awarded last year’s Scudetto after it was stripped from Juventus, the Nerazzurri have started assembling the dream team required to repeat last year’s success on the pitch. Arguably they have the strongest side in Europe and will fancy their chances in the Champions League and Serie A. Italy’s underachievers surely will not disappoint this year.
Goal: Scudetto and Champions League titles
Prediction: Strong Serie A favourites but could easily stutter in European competition
Squad: 1 GK Francesco Toldo 2 DF Iván Córdoba (vice captain) 3 DF Nicolas Burdisso 4 DF Javier Zanetti (captain) 5 MF Dejan Stankovic 6 DF Maxwell 7 MF Luís Figo 8 FW Zlatan Ibrahimovic 9 FW Julio Cruz 10 FW Adriano 11 DF Fabio Grosso 12 GK Júlio César 13 DF Maicon 14 MF Patrick Vieira 15 MF Olivier Dacourt 18 FW Hernán Crespo (on loan from Chelsea) 19 MF Esteban Cambiasso 20 FW Alvaro Recoba 21 MF Santiago Solari 22 GK Paolo Orlandoni 23 DF Marco Materazzi 25 DF Walter Samuel 46 DF Dennis Esposito (from youth team) 52 MF Tijani Belaid (from youth team) 77 DF Marco Andreolli (from youth team) 79 GK Fabián Carini 91 MF Mariano González (on loan from Palermo) 99 FW Lampros Choutos -- DF Francesco Coco