Marotta wary of rejuvenated Inter in Scudetto race

Juventus may trail Napoli in the Serie A table after 12 games but CEO Giuseppe Marotta believes third-placed Inter its biggest threat.

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Inter Milan is undefeated in the season and currently sit two points behind leader Napoli.   -  Getty Images

Inter will be Juventus' main threat for the Scudetto this season, according to the Bianconeri's chief executive Giuseppe Marotta.

Juve has won the last six Serie A titles under Antonio Conte and Massimiliano Allegri, taking the crown with a four-point advantage over Roma in 2016-17.

It sits one point off the pace after 12 games this season, though, with Maurizio Sarri's unbeaten Napoli leading the way after 10 wins and two draws.

Inter is also in close attendance after an undefeated start of its own, and Marotta believes it is Luciano Spalletti's side that will push Juve the hardest for the title.

"I think that, given they have no international and European commitments, Inter are the ones who can tailor their preparation the best," Marotta told Domenica Sportiva.

"They're a very solid team, they're not spectacular but they're clinical and getting good results. So I think Inter are the ones who are the most fearsome."

He added: "At the moment, we're a point behind Napoli, but we have a point more than last year. I have to say that Napoli's journey has been extraordinary so far.

"[Napoli's] draw [against Chievo on Sunday] calmed the league down a little, but they're on an extraordinary journey while ours has been ordinary so far.

"At the same time, we're doing perfectly well when compared to last year, so we know that getting up there and staying there is very difficult.

"We apply our model, a particular model where suffering is important."

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