Friday August 16 2013
Chiellini respects hunger of Inter

Juventus’ Giorgio Chiellini believes Inter will be a side to keep a close eye on during the 2013-14 campaign.

Although the stopper doesn’t rank the Nerazzurri as one of the favourites for the Scudetto, he’s respectful of their potential.

“I think that Napoli and Milan have a bit more than the rest of the teams, even if Fiorentina have bought well this summer,” he said when asked about Juve’s possible Scudetto rivals.

“Inter, meanwhile, will start from last season’s ninth-placed finish and they can only improve,” continued the former Livorno left-back.

“They will be a dangerous side because they will be hungry to hit back and we, a few years ago, demonstrated how much desire counts.”

The Old Lady came back from two successive seventh-place finishes in the Italian top-flight to win back-to-back titles.