Another game, another howler of a performance by a full back. After somehow holding on to dear life for 43 minutes, Inter pressed the self destruct button/punched themselves in the gut yet again.
With the mental strength of this Inter being currently weak, a mistake from Nagatomo was enough for Napoli to complete their double over the Nerazzurri in the Serie A this season.
Samir Handanovic – 6.5: Gave it his best shot. In terms of mentality it was his best this season. He made some amazing saves and was quick of his line when needed.
Danilo D’Ambrosio- 5: Wasn’t his best performance but considering his limitations as a player he didn’t make any major mistakes and generally helped keep the ball.
Gary Medel – 5.5: One major mistake but played much better tonight. Lost his CB partner before kick off but led with as much calm as possible in the situation.
Jeison Murillo – 6: Was everywhere. You cant doubt Jeison’s determination. Went after everything like a hunting dog on a mission. Too bad he got booked and misses Genoa.
Yuto Nagatomo – 3: Is there anything left to say? We had almost got into HT with a 0-0 in hand before he decided to have a brain fart. 7 years of these brain farts. Get out!
Roberto Gagliardini – 5: Its difficult to play your natural game where the team isnt working with you. A couple of times he lost the ball as no one gave him a shout. Ineffective.
Marcelo Brozovic – 5: His first half was strictly decent. Marcelo also linked with Perisic well but then suddenly his performance dropped off a cliff. Frustrating to watch.
Antonio Candreva – 4.5: Started brightly and was the only player to run at the Napoli defense. That was about it. 2 accurate crosses in 15 attempts isnt good enough at any level.
Joao Mario – 6: The only bright spark in our midfield tonight. He was linking all forward forays we had before Pioli decided to sub him. Don’t know why that happened.
Eder – 5.5: Didn’t find the ball on his left flank so he started coming central and then basically was like a 3rd defensive mid chasing the ball. Poor shots as usual.
Mauro Icardi – 5: The team didn’t create anything for Mauro, he only had 1 diving header that went wide. He created a nice chance for Candreva. Then he went missing.
Ivan Perisic – 4.5: Doesn’t look fit at all. Hasn’t looked good consistently for a very long time now. But I get the feeling that the problem is also mental, he is already on vacation.
Ever Banega – 5.5: Tried to spark some life into Inter. Little does he know that dead people only get back up in movies. Never stopped running and creating spaces in his short stint.
Marco Andreolli – 5.5: Some good hard tackles but Napoli didn’t really challenge us in the last 10 mins or so. Moved the ball well when he had the chance.
Stefano Pioli – 5: We will have to bring Einstein back to understand why he made the Joao Mario sub. Then Albert will tell us why Candreva and Naga start. Uninspiring.
Gianluca Rocchi – 6: This is probably the highest rating he will ever get from SempreInter. Was very unlike himself today and not hard on Inter. Didn’t have major decisions to make and so got none wrong.
Inter – 4.5: No top club can have a month where they take only 1 point from 5 games. Unacceptable. “We tried to work as a team”…tried. Too little too late.