Inter’s crazy fixture schedule started with a loss to Parma, but then they won three consecutive games, against Tottenham, Sampdoria and Fiorentina. Now, the second phase begins, as Inter prepare with eagerness and confidence at Appiano Gentile, for their next games against, Cagliari, PSV Eindhoven and SPAL.
“The coach seems more electrified than usual. This is probably due to the poor perform displayed within the first five games, which required a quick response and aggression, before it became more serious”, as highlighted by Corriere della Sera. Keeping the Nerazzurri locker-room on the ropes is the technicians way of transmitting his philosophy, even if it means that the team has less time to relish in their victories. Now we are seeing the anti-Juve, that everyone expected.
The turbulent start for the Nerazzurri has largely been down to refereeing errors, according to Spalletti, as he complained in Reggio Emilia against Sassuolo for their multiple mistakes. He then highlighted a penalty and red card against Dimarco before he scored in a shock defeat to Parma. All before, the coach himself, was dealt a unjustified red card for celebrating on the sideline against Sampdoria (the ruling was then overturned before Fiorentina). However, now he must defend a referee for a penalty given to Inter for a debatable handball in the eyes of the Viola and a potential red card for Asamoah in his battle against Chiesa. These are all questionable decisions, according to Corsera, but according to the Nerazzurri the touch Hugo made on the ball affected the trajectory of Candreva’s cross. “Now that we get one, you want to tell me it wasn’t just? The penalty was a penalty”, said Spalletti in his post-match interview.
In the meantime, the Nerazzurri board is scheduled to meet tomorrow: “The accounts are ok for UEFA’s Financial Fair Play, as the balance sheet will close with a deficit of around 20 million euros”.