AC Milan may have ended their Scudetto drought last season but they are not the favourites to win the title heading into the new campaign, according to Ronaldo Nazario.
Milan were not tipped as the favourites to win the Scudetto last season but they managed to upset the bookmakers, several pundits and a lot of rival fans as they won their last six games to take advantage of Inter’s slip-up against Bologna.
However, now there is a two-fold expectation on Stefano Pioli’s side as they must not only fight to keep the title of being champions but they must also go further in the Champions League too having finished bottom of the group in 2021-22.
Interviewed by La Gazzetta dello Sport, Ronaldo spoke about the upcoming 2022-23 Serie A season and in particular who he thinks are the current frontrunners in the battle to be crowned champions, with his comments relayed by SempreMilan.it.
“It will be a good fight between Inter and Juve. I don’t see this Milan as favourite, even if whoever wins the Scudetto can never be considered out of the race,” he said.
“Inter could have already won last year, Juve cannot afford another bad year. Milan have a base made up of players and a game idea.”
Ronaldo also spoke about Zlatan Ibrahimovic given that the Brazilian is well known as the idol of the Swede.
“Ibra is a gift that Milan can give themselves at a certain point of the season. But I think the first to be curious to see how he will return is him. When I fought with the knee every now and then I asked myself: ‘What will it be like to come back?’.”