Hernanes: Internazionale can challenge for Scudetto
Internazionale midfielder Hernanes believes the club can win the Scudetto in two years time, although he warned a lot will depend on how the San Siro club finish the current campaign.
The Brazilian told Tuttosport about his aims for the Nerazzurri and he talked about the importance of gaining a European position for next season.
“This year was particular because in the beginning there was great uncertainty about the new project,” Football Italia quoted Hernanes as saying.
“Much will depend on how we close out the season - we must do it in a certain way, it will give us confidence and the fans too.
“I am convinced that in two years we can return to fighting for the Scudetto.”
Inter face Parma on Sunday, a match which many have viewed as crucial in the battle for the final automatic qualification berth for the Europa League.
Hernanes believes a win would keep them on course for Erick Thohir’s project and he revealed that the team needs to mature.
He added: “Yes Parma will be a final, because it is a direct clash for Europe. It is critical to give credibility to Thohir’s project.
“To not get to Europe would be a failure to me. Inter, technically, are very strong. However, we must find consistency against smaller sides who we have stumbled against too many times, particularly at San Siro.
“We are strong but not yet mature - we need a little time to create a mix of experienced and young players and once we have found that consistency that we currently lack, clubs will return to fearing San Siro when they face Inter.”