With the Champions League Final on the horizon, former Inter Milan defender, Mikaël Silvestre, has given his stance on which team he believes will come out on top.
Throughout the campaign, Manchester City have looked nothing short of sensational, with Erling Haaland cementing his place as arguably the greatest player on the planet.
However, despite the Norwegian phenom bagging a whopping 52 goals this season, Inter have every right to go into the match with confidence.
While ‘The Cityzens’ have established their place as one of the best teams in football, they’ve never managed to cross the line in Europe.
In 2021, despite a magnificent run to the finale, Pep Guardiola got it all wrong, resulting in Chelsea picking up the trophy.
On the other hand, Inter have proven their ability at the pinnacle of the sport, bagging three Champions League titles. So with so many variables on the table, which way does Silvestre think the game is going to go?
Mikaël Silvestre picks Champions League Final
Having made 31 appearances for the Serie A side, the Frenchman knows exactly what the team is capable of. But despite his affiliation with the club, he’s still favouring the Premier League Champions.
Speaking to bettingexpert, he said: “I think it will be tough for Inter to resist for 90 minutes. They’ve been strong defensively and been able to score goals. Lautaro Martinez, Edin Dzeko, Romelu Lukaku, you have proper strikers and goalscorers.
“They could create an upset, but all the odds are for City to finally win the Champions League, and it would be a massive surprise if they didn’t win.
“Who knows? In 90 minutes, anything is possible.
“They’ll approach the game and give respect to Inter. They’ve been in this situation before, reaching the final, and I think this is their year.“
But despite making the English team favourites, he certainly isn’t writing off ‘I Nerazzurri’.
The 45-year-old claimed: “I agree Inter are a bit underrated. This has nothing to do with the league; this is a tournament, so you have to progress and take it game after game but don’t forget they made it out of a group that had Bayern Munich and Barcelona. So already, that was a tough ask.
“It’s a group of players that are super experienced, and you can see they’ve managed the difficult situations and beaten good opponents to get there.
“They need to be respected. They’re not going to be pushovers. Italian teams always make it difficult for the other team to beat them.“
Manchester City and Inter Milan clash in the eagerly-anticipated fixture on Saturday, June 10.
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