Spallettiinsists the club have yet to cement Champions League football

Inter Milan manager Luciano Spalletti has indicated that the club are not assured of Champions League football yet despite being in the driving seat. The Nerazzurri are currently four points ahead of fifth-placed AC Milan in the standings but Spalletti believes there is still unfinished business to qualify for next season’s Champions League.

Speaking to Inter TV, Spalletti said that the club need three points from the remaining two games to assure themselves of a top-four spot but that won’t be easy with tricky games against Napoli and Empoli, he said: “When you say that there are only three points missing, you are saying that there is a lot left. Because we have to win one more match and we have two left, we have a very difficult away match against a Napoli that has been able to fight for the title these past few years, so that is the strength of this team.”

Inter are scheduled to face Napoli on the road this weekend and the game won’t provide an easy passage for them, considering the Naples outfit are on a three-match winning run. On the other hand, Empoli may be residing in 18th place at the moment but they are sure to provide a testing challenge, considering they are fighting to beat the drop.

Regardless of the season’s outcome, there have been claims that Spalletti could be axed from the managerial role with Antonio Conte identified as a probable replacement. Multiple sources have indicated that the former Chelsea boss has held negotiations with the Nerazzurri over the head coach role ahead of the summer and it remains to be seen whether he manages to succeed Spalletti at the helm. Inter go into the weekend’s game against Napoli with just one win and three draws from the past four matches.