Inter have been crowned Serie A champions for the 2020/21 season after Atalanta were tied 1-1 by Sassuolo on Sunday afternoon.
I Nerazzurri played their part on Saturday, reaching a 2-0 victory over Crotone, leaving themselves with 14 points ahead of La Dea in second place with only 15 points available.
Inter’s first title in 11 years was confirmed on Sunday afternoon when Atalanta drew 1-1 with Sassuolo, meaning I Nerazzurri officially ended Juventus’ nine-year reign at the top of Serie A.
This is the first time that Inter has won the scudetto from the famous high tone under Jose Mourinho in 2010 and the club has suffered badly in the last decade in its attempts to recreate these characters. But the arrival of Antonio Conte, along with some serious investments in the team, made them the best team in Italy.
I Nerazzurri have scored 82 points from the first 34 games of the campaign, scoring 74 goals and conceding 29 in that time. They are in incredible unbeatable form, stretching until the beginning of January and have not lost in 18 matches of the championship.
In fact, Inter have lost only twice in the whole season – a 2-1 defeat by rival Milan at the beginning of the season and a loss to Sampdoria by the same result on January 6.
The partnership of Romelu Lukaku and Lautaro Martinez was key to their success, while Conte finally unlocked the best version of Christian Eriksen at the San Siro. In defense, they were extremely solid, with Milan Scriniar, Stephane de Vries and Alessandro Bastoni forging one of the scariest asses in Italy.
Their relentlessness blew all the races out of the water in 2021 and there was little doubt about the eventual winners for several months.
Speaking after Inter’s 2-0 victory over Crotone, Conte congratulated his players on growing “mentally” and on “breaking a dynasty” – a dynasty he started 11 years ago.
“The season we had is due to the continuous improvement of the team. Not only in a tactical or technical sense, but also mentally. Those who play, those who come and those who stay on the bench do the right things and we have created something stable.
“We know we can do something extraordinary because Inter have not won the scudetto for 11 years and we are breaking up a dynasty. The boys deserve that joy, congratulations to them.”
For the fallen Juventus champions, their cycle of nine consecutive scudetas is over. The Italian giants are fighting under the leadership of Andrea Pirlo this year and may even miss qualifying for the Champions League.