While Hakimi’s goal against Crotone in the dying minutes will be the goal that won the title, there’s more to this. Inter didn’t exactly get the best start to the season unlike Conte’s first season with the side. Subsequently, by matchday 8, Inter were not looking like the title contenders. But, there was a penalty that won Serie A for Inter. In normal circumstances, conceding a penalty can end in your team losing the game. But, when Ashley Young conceded a penalty against Torino, Inter’s season turned on its head.
Inter were trailing 1-0 to the Turin club when Ashley made a mistake inside the box resulting in a second goal. This could’ve been the end of the game for Inter, but Conte’s side turned the game and effectively the season on its head in the last 30 minutes of the game.
The penalty that won Inter Serie A and helped build a character
Narrowing an impressive season down to one instance is not fair. But, this incident is what built Inter’s character for the matches to come. As the Nerazzurri pulled one goal back within two minutes of the penalty. And when the referee blew the final whistle, Inter had scored 4 goals in the last 30 minutes to win 4-2. Antonio Conte’s side became goal-hungry that day. With time, defensive reinforcements and tactical changes have solidified the Nerazzurri.
Our 19th Scudetto comes on the back of a Pazza performance early in the season. Furthermore, Inter look like a dominant force now. The Nerazzurri are on an 18 match unbeaten streak in Serie A with the title in their bag. Is this the beginning of an era that Inter will dominate? Conte is desperate to build a legacy for himself at the club and craves a Champions League title. Thankfully for Inter, this man is capable of a lot more than we’ve seen so far. What are your favourite moments from this year’s Scudetto winning season?