Inter will come into Round 13 of Serie A playing arguably the most important match thus far in the season.
They are facing a Juventus squad that has recovered from their slumps early on and now have strung together an impressive seven victories in a row, no easy feat by any means in a defensive league like Serie A.
But as well as Juventus have played, the same cannot be said of the Nerazurri.
Inter Milan come into the game with an unimpressive campaign up to this point. As an Inter fan I have to admit that they have failed to impress me but once this season, the 4-0 crushing of AS Roma.
They could not beat Werder Bremen at home, they gave up three silly goals to Anorthosis Famagusta—ending the game in a 3-3 draw—and scored a few late goals that earned them maximum points in other games.
It is hard to point out exactly what is wrong with Inter currently. It could be that they are too confident, or they could be going through a transition period with new coach Mourinho.
Maybe all the trouble with Adriano could have had some sort of affect on the squad. However, as much as they have failed to impress, they are still atop Serie A and their Champions League group. Now that's a scary thought!
NOTE TO OTHER TEAMS: Take away as many points as you can off of INTER now.
I think most of you will agree when with me when I say that it is only a matter of time before the Milan giant awakens its true potential. And when that happens, there will be no stopping them.
They have one of the best coaches, arguably the most complete squad, the best striker in the world, and an unbreakable defense. Yes, I know people, they have made a few "stupid" errors on the defensive end but they've got it together, and don't forget about the game against Udinese.
Udinese were the hottest offense in Serie A coming into the game against Inter, but only got one good chance early on in the second half and that was about it.
To all the teams that believe they will take the Scudetto from Inter, like Aerosmith said:
"Dream on, Dream on......"