The Brazilian played for Inter for seven seasons, winning the European treble in 2010.

The former Nerazzurri shot-stopper was all praise about the comfortable campaign start of Inter Milan. They won their derby rivals, AC Milan in a neat and a clinical win with two goals in their purse and conceding nil.

Having won all four of their starting games, the Brazilian has full faith in Antonio Conte and his boys. He believes that the Italian is what the Nerazzurri need currently and is in the process of reviving the historical side. He also brushed aside all the banter comparing the Italian boss with the Portuguese Jose Mourinho.

Jose Mourinho, currently out of a job after being sacked from Manchester United last year is being tied with various clubs who are seeing bad days.

“I saw a nice, tough and organized team. Conte’s work is coming out great. With him, Inter will remain in the running for the Scudetto until the end of the season. He is a winner but I won’t compare with Mourinho, they are two great very professional technicians,” he said to Calciomercato.

Speaking about winning the Serie A this year, he said that it’s about time that they lift it. Facing Lazio at San Siro this weekend, the Milan side looks to continue their juggernaut form and remain unchallenged as table toppers.

“Scudetto? After 9 years it’s time. Many had doubts about Conte, perhaps because of the Juventus past. Meaningless speeches: he is a great professional and the shirt has nothing to do with it,” he concluded.



Julio went on to praise the Slovenian keeper at Inter, insisting that he is one of the best but just lacks the media attention.

“Handa is one of the three strongest goalkeepers in the world. He has less media attention because he has not played in the Champions League much. Those who know about him, have no doubts about his quality.”