ROME, ITALY - FEBRUARY 03: AS Roma fans
ROME, ITALY - FEBRUARY 03: AS Roma fans "Curva Sud" hold the banner during the Serie A match between AS Roma and AC Milan at Stadio Olimpico on February 3, 2019 in Rome, Italy. (Photo by Paolo Bruno/Getty Images)

The Italian Serie A chief Gaetano Micciche has admitted that the league needs to be more competitive if they want to continue growing.

The Italian Lega Serie A currently has 20 teams, which compared to the top European competitions is normal

Only the German Bundesliga has 18 clubs.

And for the Italians, reducing the number of teams might be the best decision ever.

“Alternation is always quality and an element of strength in any sector, not just in football,” Serie A chief Gaetano Micciche told Calcio Mercato.

“I’m convinced that the two Milan clubs will have to be leading lights.”

“Their presence historically results in more teams winning the Scudetto, without taking anything away from what Napoli and Roma have done in making life difficult for Juventus in recent years,” he continued.

“All the top European Leagues, apart from the Bundesliga, have 20 teams.”

MILAN, ITALY - FEBRUARY 17: Radja Nainggolan of FC Internazionale celebrates his goal with his team-mates during the Serie A match between FC Internazionale and UC Sampdoria at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza on February 17, 2019 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Emilio Andreoli/Getty Images)

Everybody is happy at Inter Milan

From coach Luciano Spalletti to goalkeeper Samir Handanovic, the team's footballers are delighted to have defeated Sampdoria 2-1 at San Siro Stadium.

“The last federal council approved an initiative which allowed the Lega a ‘golden share’ to decide, if it wanted, to reduce the number of teams from 20 to 18,” the chief added.

“We’ll make a decision at the assembly once we weigh up advantages and disadvantages, but it’s great of the FIGC to let each League decide for themselves which is the most suitable format.”

Currently, the Serie A has 20 teams, but the difference between first and last is abysmal.

Juventus is located in the lead with 60 points while Chievo Verona is at the very bottom with only 9.

And even the difference between first and second place is big, with Napoli closing in second with 51 points, nine behind the Bianconeri leaders.