Inter's Javier Zanetti: AC Milan deserve to win Scudetto

The outgoing champions are already applauding Milan's probable Scudetto win as Zanetti claims their city rivals deserve Italian crown
Inter captain Javier Zanetti has said AC Milan deserve their place at the top of the Serie A table, and they will be worthy title winners should they clinch their 18th Scudetto against Roma tomorrow.

The Rossoneri are currently eight points ahead of Inter in the standings and could seal the Scudetto with a draw at the Olimpico.

Zanetti says Inter's season has gone rather badly and they failed to flourish because of various problems.

However, he takes nothing away from Massimiliano Allegri's men.

"It's right for Milan to win the Scudetto. Inter's season was laboured and we had difficulty and various injuries at the start of the campaign," he told the press.

"We refound the compactness of the group and now it's important to finish the season in the best of ways, perhaps by finishing second and winning the TIM Cup [Coppa Italia]."

Leonardo's side take on Fiorentina on Sunday in the league before hosting Roma on Wednesday in the second-leg of the Coppa semi-final. Inter hold a 1-0 lead from the first game at the Olimpico.

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