Internazionale’s emphatic 3-0 victory at Empoli looks set to turn this season’s title race into a procession for Roberto Mancini’s team.
The victory leaves Inter seven points clear at the top of Serie A, and even their closest rivals appear to have conceded this season’s Scudetto.
“No one wants to give up on their dreams, but at a certain point it’s important that one wakes up to reality,” Palermo president Maurizio Zamparini told radio station Radio Anch’io Sport.
“At Empoli we saw Inter was like an armada that you can’t stop. In my opinion, they will win the title by 15 to 18 points.”
Inter coach Roberto Mancini admitted that his side’s greatest asset is their strength in depth.
“Our greatest strength is the quality that runs throughout the entire group of players,” he said.
“Here at Empoli the players that won the match for us are players like (defender Nicolas) Burdisso, Samuel, and (midfielder Santiago) Solari.
“They are players that are unjustly referred to as reserves. But all of them deserve respect”.