Hakimi rules out Inter complacency

17 April 2021 21:46:15 GMTPlus10

Achraf Hakimi insists his Inter Milian team know there is still work to do as those close in on their first title since 2010.

Inter are 11 points clear of their city rivals Milan heading into the final eight matches of the season and Antonio Conte's outfit will be looking to take a giant leap towards the Scudetto in Sunday's potential cracker away to a tricky Napoli outfit.

Hosts Napoli are desperate for the points as they look to improve on their fifth place to qualify for the Champions League spots, with Rino Gattuso's men only four points off second in a congested Serie A standings with Juventus and Atalanta also in the fight.

Inter, however, only have eyes on top spot after 11 wins in a row which is a far cry from their sloppy start which saw them drop points in four of the opening seven fixtures.

They were also knocked out of Europe following their bottom-place finish in a Champions League group which also included Real Madrid, Borussia Monchengladbach and Shakhtar Donetsk, although right wing-back Hakimi believes being able to give domestic matters their full attention may well have been a blessing.

"It was a gradual growth process, as many of us were new here, myself included, so we took a while to get to know each other,” Hakimi, who signed in the summer from Real Madrid told La Repubblica.

"The Champions League elimination allowed us to focus entirely on Serie A and we learned from every defeat what we really wanted to do. We talk about the Scudetto with respect, knowing it's not won yet. That's the objective, I won't lie, but there's a while to go."

Inter are 2.40 to win on Sunday, Napoli can be backed at 2.90 and the draw is 3.40.

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