Japan Coach Alberto Zaccheroni believes “you need belief and self-confidence to beat Juventus. Inter don’t have it.”
Zac has been on the benches of both clubs in his career, at San Siro in 2003-04 as replacement for Hector Cuper and in Turin from January to July 2010.
“A favourable result at the Juventus Stadium would certainly revamp Inter’s situation,” he said of tonight’s big game.
“However, in football you don’t get results due to coincidences. You need belief and self-confidence to beat Juventus. Inter don’t have it.”
Another of Zaccheroni’s former clubs, Milan, are battling Juve for the Scudetto.
“Juve are a highly-motivated team and this season have the huge advantage of not playing in Europe. That is not to be underestimated, as I took advantage of that the year I won the Scudetto with Milan.
“I’d say Milan and Juve each have a 50 per cent chance of taking the title.”
Zaccheroni has been in charge of the Japanese national side since August 2010, winning the 2011 AFC Asian Cup.