Former Inter striker Nicola Ventola believes that Inter are not currently in a crisis situation despite the fact they have lost their past two games across all competitions.
Inter lost 1-0 to Napoli in the first leg of their Coppa Italia semi final a week ago and then lost to fellow Serie A title challengers Lazio 2-1 this past weekend at the Stadio Olimpico.
“It may sound strange, but in my opinion, Inter are not a team in crisis. In Rome against Lazio I saw a team who fought to the end,” he began an interview with Italian news outlet Calciomercatonews.com.
The former Italian national team striker said that had he been offered to sign up for Inter to be in this position back at the start of the season he would have done so.
“In September I would have signed up for Inter to be just three points behind Juventus. Juventus still have a little more than Inter do despite the January transfer window Inter had.”
Ventola then went on to discuss Christian Eriksen, who joined Inter in a circa €20 million deal from Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur during the recent January transfer window.
Since joining the club, Eriksen has made five appearances across all competitions but just one of those appearances have come as a starter and he has not been on the pitch anywhere near as much as people expected him to be.
“As far as Eriksen is concerned, it takes time to perform better and get used to Conte’s mechanisms. If Conte wants to play Eriksen in his system, he has to adapt him and make him into a mezzala. A change of system would be a lot simpler because for now Eriksen is experiencing what it was like for Politano.”