Italy coach backs Inter to win Serie A

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New Italy coach Cesare Prandelli has backed Internazionale to walk away with another Serie A title at the end of the upcoming season.

Prandeli, who ended a five-year spell at Fiorentina to replace Marcello Lippi in the national team hot-seat recently, feels Roma will be their biggest rivals once again while suggesting his former La Viola side could struggle without long-term injury victim Stevan Jovetic.

Speaking to La Stampa, he sad: "For the championship, I don't think there are alternatives to Inter.

"Massimiliano Allegri has demonstrated he can teach valuable and profitable football, so there is belief in Milan. At Juve there is still a lack of quality, but if the group follow Luigi Del Neri to the death then they could cause a scare.

"Roma remain the most fierce anti-Inter. Fiorentina without Jovetic. It is an ugly blow. Jovetic is the embodiment of someone who can make a difference."