Goal.com Italia caught up with ex-Juventus president Giovanni Cobolli Gigli for an exclusive chat...Milan or Inter will win the Scudetto, with Juventus good enough for a shot at fourth place, said former Bianconeri president Giovanni Cobolli Gigli as he shared his beliefs with Goal.com Italia in an exclusive interview.
Cobolli Gigli became president of the Old Lady in the wake of Calciopoli in 2006 and held the position until 2009, when he left the club. He has always been a Juventus fan and still maintains his passion from the outside.
Goal.com Italia caught up with the former chief for an insight into how he views Juve's path heading forward. But it's still early to talk about the title.
Let's start with the Scudetto: Milan are still the favourites, or must we pay attention to Inter?
"Inter have a great technical and athletic potential. And if the players find themselves well in Leonardo's style then they will be back recovering in quick time," Cobolli Gigli told Goal.com.
"I therefore think that Milan will win the Scudetto, whereas Inter will finish second. I cannot see any other teams coming in between the two Milanese sides."
Where can you see Juventus and their season?
"Like the fans, I am optimistic. Juventus can aim for fourth place so they can get into the Champions League next year."
What are Juventus missing? They are looking for a striker, but looking at recent form, they need a defender, right?
"I think it would have been best for them not to let David Trezeguet leave, and I know a lot of people feel the same way.
"Looking at how much Luca Toni will cost, and the costs behind Trezeguet's exit, Juventus would have saved money [by keeping the Frenchman].
"It's easy to say these things after the first four months of the league. As for the defence, it seemed it was ok, but the results against Parma and Napoli have alarm bells ringing."
Until now Luigi Del Neri and Giuseppe Marotta have done a good job... not easy after last season's disaster...
"I read that the atmosphere is good and that the dressing room reacted well to these arrivals, but looking at things thus far, I cannot see the results of a job well done."