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Conte’s new Inter would still be in the Champions League

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Italian legend Fabio Cannavaro believes Antonio Conte’s new and improved Inter Milan side would not have been eliminated from the Champions League.

Antonio Conte and Inter Milan invested heavily in the summer. The aim was to close the gap with Juventus and end their dominance of Serie A.

They have indeed closed the gap, but up until the winter transfer window, they were still trailing the Bianconeri. They also saw themselves knocked out of the Champions League at the group stages.

So Conte and Inter went into the winter window and raided the Premier League for some mid-season bargains.

They brought in Ashley Young, Victor Moses, and Christian Eriksen. Young for a little over a million Euros, Moses on loan and Eriksen for a bargain 20 million Euros.

The new acquisitions have proven to be an instant hit and taken the Nerazzurri to the next level.

They are now top of Serie A and looking like a team capable of overthrowing the mighty Juventus.

For Italian legend Fabio Cannavaro, these new additions have made all the difference for Conte. They have completed his side.

Speaking to Gazzetta Dello Sport, he even believes that if this Inter side has been formed in the summer they would still be in the Champions League.

He said:

“Before, everyone was talking about Antonio Conte as an added value, but since January, the club has strengthened the team a lot.”

“Now, the only difference will be to keep consistency in their performances.”

“Inter are acquiring that. If he had these players last summer, Antonio wouldn’t have failed to qualify for the last 16 of the Champions League.”

“It’s too bad, but they are in the Scudetto race and fighting for the other Cups.”

Conte appears to be very happy with his sides progress so far.