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Tuesday October 9 2018
Stankovic: ‘Everyone playing for second’

Former Inter midfielder Dejan Stankovic is impressed with the current side but “Juventus are playing in another league, everyone else is playing for second place”.

The Nerazzurri have won seven games in a row in all competitions, making up for a poor start to the season.

“It’s a good streak, I expected it sooner or later,” Stankovic told Sky.

“It’s a well constructed squad that is improving game-by-game, and which has emerged more compact from the difficulties.

“Mauro Icardi is a great player, and he’s getting better and more clinical as the years pass.

“The squad has changed and it’s important to have a deep bench. Thanks to that quality, the substitutions are always good.

“All the signings were good, and just as I expected [Matteo] Politano was a good step. I’m expecting more from [Roberto] Gagliardini though, he’s an important player who can give more.

“The Scudetto? I’m a realist, and Juventus are playing in another league, everyone else is playing for second place."

Stankovic also discussed the imminent Inter vs. Milan derby, believing it is too close to call.

“As for the derby, these games are unique and I can’t make a prediction. It’ll be a good game, because Milan have woken up," he said, with Inter v AC Milan live streaming available.

“I hope Inter win, but it’ll be a tough game.”