Sneijder: Inter can beat Juventus

The Netherlands international feels the Nerazzurri can go for the title, while adding that their Milan rivals will also be in the running for the Scudetto
Wesley Sneijder is confident that Inter have what it takes to challenge Juventus for the Serie A title this term, while refusing to dismiss AC Milan as title contenders.

The Dutchman has admitted that the reigning champions are the favourites, but believes that Inter have the quality to beat them this term after a disappointing 2011-12 campaign.

"I do not think that Juventus are stronger than Inter or any of the other teams. We can beat them," Sneijder said to La Gazzetta dello Sport.

"It might look like Milan have fallen apart, but they always have great players. And then there are teams like Napoli and Roma in the race for the Scudetto as well.

"It is going to be a long and hard season for all of us. Juventus are the reigning champions and the favourites, but we can definitely beat them."

The attacking midfielder then stated that he would like to be Inter captain in the future, but admitted that he's unlikely to wear the armband anytime soon as Javier Zanetti is still going strong, while adding that he could finish his career in the MLS.

"The captaincy? If only, but Zanetti will play on until he is 60...

"If my wife continues to be an actress, the MLS might be an idea. But not at this point. I want to stay at Inter. I have never thought about leaving Inter. I like the team, the city and the club.

"As a minimum I want to stay until the end of my contract."

Inter have collected three points from their opening two Serie A games.

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