This is a game many people used to do when I joined Xtratime a long time ago (Glen in particular) and I have always contested it because players are not Panini stickers and football is a team sport. On paper Napoli had the best center backs pair of serie A, which was Manolas-Koulibaly, but unfortunately they never really were the best pair, probably not just for their own faults.To be honest I am not sure. Again, I think they can improve everywhere a little. If you look at Juve, CR7, Morata, Kulusevski and Chiesa could all easily walk into the best line-up Napoli could produce. From Milan, Hakan, Rebic, Leao and Ibra would probably do the same. From Inter, Lukaku, Lautaro, Hakimi, Brozovic.
I don't know how you can say that.I don't give much of a chance to Atalanta. I don't see how they can stop the Inter attack and think the Inter defence will be better compared to the Atalanta defence.
Two things:I don't know how you can say that.
Look at this. In Serie A this season, they smashed Lazio 4-1, drew with Juventus and Inter, clobbered Roma 4-1, chokeslammed Milan for 3-0 and elbow dropped Napoli 4-2. That's a pretty great record vs top teams. And how about other games where they beat their opposition by at least 3 goals? 5-2 vs Cagliari, 3-0 vs Fiorentina, 5-1 vs Sassuolo, 3-0 vs Parma, 4-1 vs Benevento, 5-1 vs Crotone.
Yes, they do have those games where they're off, like Toni said. But in the games where they're on, it's devastation. And no one is spared...even the best teams are fair game.
We drew 1-1 with them the last time (so they did stop the Inter attack and did breach the Inter defence) and we had a lot of difficulty with them even though they weren't having a good day themselves.
You can't see it as anything but one of the very toughest fixtures for Inter. We have to be at the very top of our game to come out with a good result.
While the results should speak for themselves, I've watched enough of Atalanta to know how dangerous they are. There's a reason why I watch their games when I can and it's the same reason @ToniSamp is the Supreme Pontiff of the Church of Ilicic.Monday is plenty of time for Inter to recover btw. I know Toni is an Atalanta fan boy but Fird you are sounding like N4L trying to avoid the scaramanzia