Zanetti: Milan unexpected, Juve…

Javier Zanetti admits he did not expect Inter to be 16 points clear of Milan and claims Roma made the Nerazzurri ‘suffer’ more than Juventus.

Mllan spent over €200m over the summer yet find themselves trailing Inter by a considerable margin, while the Beneamata were held to a goalless draw by Juve last weekend.

“Did I expect Inter to be 11 points clear of Milan? Honestly no, but I expected the Coach to do a great job,” the Argentine told Tiki Taka.

“Spalletti has shown that he knows how to develop the lads. The team have great conviction and believe they can return to the Champions League.

“However, in the summer, seeing Milan’s shopping campaign, I didn’t expect it.

“The match against Juventus? They’re always a difficult team to face, just look at what they’ve done in the last six years.

“We had a good first half and they made it difficult for us in the second half. I think the draw was fair.

“Scudetto? It’s difficult to talk about the Scudetto, when there are four teams separated by four points.

“The best team we’ve faced so far? The one that made us suffer the most were Roma, but it was only our second game and we’ve grown a lot: the Giallorossi will take the title race down to the wire.”