Brazilian legend Ronaldo de Lima has backed former club Inter Milan to challenge for the Scudetto until the end of the season.
The Roberto Mancini side has gone from first to fifth in the space of just seven games and off the pitch it’s rumoured former President Massimo Moratti will sell his remaining shares.
However, Ronaldo is confident that the team will come good in the final stages of the league and give Juventus a run for their money.
“I saw Inter had a great start to the season,” Ronaldo, who scored 59 goals in 99 appearances for the Beneamata told Calciomercato.
“They’ve had a decline, but they’ll recover. It will be a good fight to the end with Juve, who can count on the strongest Italian player: [Gigi] Buffon.
“Moratti? Inter have never lost Moratti, and that’s shown by the fact he’s still close to the President [Erick Thohir] and Mancini.”
Ronaldo was part of the Inter Milan team that lost the Scudetto to Juventus on the last day of the season in 2002 and remembers it fondly.
“Not as much as July 12 1998 in Paris. We [Brazil] lost the [World Cup] final 3-0 to France. The good thing is I made up for it four years later, with two goals against Germany, the trophy and I was top scorer with eight goals.
“That was definitely the greatest joy for me and my country.”