Christian Chivu confessed that the Serie A game between Roma and Inter Mila was “beautiful.”
The former AS Roma and Inter Milan star, despite being retired, follows the Serie A keenly. Roma defeated Inter Milan 2-1 to move up to the third position in th league.
Inter Milan thrashed defending champions Juventus, and Roma have defeated Inter. Happenings suggest that there could be a new Serie A champions this term. Despite the loss of Inter, Chivu opines that the side would end the term well.
“The match was really beautiful, although it could have ended with a bigger result in regard to the chances. They are two teams still looking for balance,” Chivu told SportItalia.
The former Belgium international started his career in his native country, before moving to Ajax in 1999. He played for Roma from 2003 till he joined Inter in 2007. Chivu said he saw a strong potential from the Inter squad.
“Inter are still finding difficulties, but I saw their potential. I can say that they’ll make life difficult for others.”
On the new management at Inter under Frank de Boer, he said the team must find a balance. When asked if De Boer would be able to replicate his Ajax showing at Inter, he said:
“I think so, but they must find balance. When they manage to find it, they’ll have fun. He’s a coach who comes from a different culture. It’s always difficult to integrate into Italian football, but De Boer is a smart guy,” he said.
Inter, Napoli, Roma and others are willing t give Juventus a run for their money this campaign. Juventus have won the title in five successive seasons, but only time will tell if this season would be different.
On Joao Mario, Chivu thinks the player has settled in well, but it yet to fully adapt to Italian football.