Former AC Milan coach Arrigo Sacchi has wrote off his old club's chances of success, despite their late spending spree.
The Rossoneri leapt to the top of the list of favourites after their summer spending spree.
“Massimo Moratti has given Rafa Benitez a highly competitive Inter without compromising the balance sheet,” wrote former Italy and Milan Coach Sacchi in the Gazzetta dello Sport.
“A super-motivated Inter still have the advantage in Italy and are our only possible favourite in Europe.
“On the contrary, the sudden change of strategy at Milan raised enthusiasm around a club depressed by the Inter victories and inadequate investment.
“Unfortunately, the ‘fan’ Silvio Berlusconi prevailed over the President. Ibra, especially in Serie A, is focused more on individuality than the collective.
“He is a great soloist who plays music at the highest level, but struggles to connect with his co-workers or benefit from that synergy,” continued Sacchi.
“Robinho is the classic Brazilian who has excellent technique, dribbling skills and pace, but is also accustomed to moving individually rather than as part of a collective.
“The Rossoneri fans may dream, but it’s a long way from when the club signed young talents (Roberto Donadoni, Marco Van Basten, Ruud Gullit, Franck Rijkaard, etc) and used Italians from the youth sector (Paolo Maldini, Alessandro Costacurta, Filippo Galli, Alberigo Evani, Demetrio Albertini).
“All these players were functional to the project, complimented each other with ascertained passion and professionalism.”