Fabio Capello has dismissed claims that the current Inter Milan side are similar to the Milan team that he coached in the 1990s.
The veteran manager, who finished his playing career with the Rossoneri, managed Milan between 1991 and 1996, winning four Serie A titles and the Champions League.
But he does not think that the current Inter team, who are alongside Fiorentina at the top of the standings, deserve the comparison to that team of Scudetto winners.
"In those years, we used to have game," he told La Gazzetta dello Sport. "That year my Milan team came from three consecutive seasons in which it played the Champions League.
"And let us not forget that we were without [Dutch striker Marco] van Basten for quite some time.
"But Milan back in those days always had great defensive strength, a concept born thanks to [Swedish midfielder Nils] Liedholm and further built upon by Arrigo Sacchi.
"Comparing these two groups doesn't seem right to me. Inter are a team that are still in the process of developing."