Nesta fears only Juventus
Thursday 2 December, 2004
Alessandro Nesta believes the Scudetto race is strictly a two-horse affair between Milan and Juventus.
"I find the confrontation between the two clubs fascinating. They have always been our main rivals since my arrival here," said the Rossoneri stopper.
"We’ve faced each other in many battles and we’ve been successful on numerous occasions, even if they‘ve picked up the odd victory.
"At this moment in time, Juventus and Milan are the two strongest sides in the Division. It just remains to be seen who will come out on top this time.
"Inter? They can get back into the Scudetto race because they are a great side. However, they’ll need to put together a string of positive results."
Juventus currently have a four point lead over the San Siro giants, but there have been signs in recent weeks that Milan are getting back to their best.
"We are like a diesel given that it may take us a little while before we really get going," he added. "Despite the fact that we are not playing at our best yet, we are still up there."
Milan will hope to cut the gap even further on Saturday but face a tricky trip to Alberto Gilardino’s Parma.
"It won’t be my job to mark Gilardino because the whole defence will have to keep an eye on him," noted Nesta.
"Parma are certainly a good side, one who are a lot better than their current League position suggests. It will be a tough game."