Sacchi accuses Inter of playing ‘1960s football’ while branding Milan ‘modern and international’

By Oliver Fisher -

Arrigo Sacchi has claimed that AC Milan play a much more modern type of football compared to their title rivals Inter, who he has accused of playing like a team from the 1960s.

Milan are locked in a battle with their neighbours Inter to seal a 19th Scudetto. There are only two points separating the sides but the Nerazzurri have played a game less, meaning if they win their game in hand against Bologna tomorrow night they will take sole possession of first by one point.

Looking at the fixture list it is easy to see why many think Simone Inzaghi’s men are the favourites because they face mostly lesser-ranking sides while Stefano Pioli’s team have to play Fiorentina, Hellas Verona, Atalanta and Sassuolo still, with almost no margin for error.

Former Rossoneri coach Arrigo Sacchi spoke to La Gazzetta dello Sport about Milan, Inter and the Scudetto race, with his comments relayed by our colleagues over at

On the differences between Milan and Inter: “Milan are not the strongest, but they are the one closest to modern and international football. Milan have been demonstrating for a while a team spirit that few have. Inter are the strongest but they play 1960s football, they do it well but it’s an ancient football and in the international arena it doesn’t help you.”

On the results of AC Milan: “Milan is made up of a group of youngsters and other players with more experience. Ibra was a great player but today he is no longer one. But today he is a great man. There is great merit for the club because Maldini has gathered strangers and made a great team and created an identity.”

Tags AC Milan Arrigo Sacchi

1 Comment

Comments are closed

Serie A Standings

Live football scores . Current table, fixtures & results.