Roberto Mancini’s men finished a whopping 32 points behind Massimiliano Allegri’s Italian champions last season and the last time they topped the table was when Jose Mourinho guided them to the treble in 2010.
However, that has not deterred the Turin club chief from tipping the Nerazzurri – ahead of the likes of Roma, Lazio, AC Milan, Napoli and Fiorentina – to return to the top of Serie A in this campaign.
“I would say our big rivals are Inter – I’m impressed with them,” he told reporters. “Considering their investments, they absolutely should be considered a real competitor for the Scudetto.”
Do you agree with Marotta? Have Inter done enough this summer to challenge for the title this season or is a top three position more realistic?