Legendary former Inter midfielder Evaristo Beccalosi believes that there is reason for optimism at the Nerazzurri despite the summer of upheaval.

Speaking to Milan-based newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport in an interview published in yesterday’s print edition, the former midfielder gave his impression that the club have recovered well from the bleak atmosphere that accompanied the sales of Achraf Hakimi and Romelu Lukaku and the known financial problems at the club.

The upheaval this summer has caused controversy for supporters and gave many observers the impression that the Nerazzurri had surrendered their best players and that their overall level would drop significantly after they were gone.

However, as Beccalosi points out, the sense of pessimism has been replaced by an optimistic mood, and the club already look to have moved on to a new identity which the fans are happy with and which could deliver the desired results on the pitch rather than seeing the team decline after last season’s Scudetto triumph.

“There was a lot of fear, a month and a half ago it was all black. I was positively surprised, Inter are ready to fight for the top. It wasn’t easy, congratulations.”

“Romelu is truly extraordinary, but Dzeko and Correa are two excellent forwards,” he said of the replacement effort after Lukaku, “Then there is Lautaro who I am sure will have a great season.”

He explained, “The pessimism is over, I liked the team in the first match of the season, they looked really good.”

Beccalosi also had a positive word for new Inter singing Hakan Calhanoglu, stating that “He surprised me in a positive way, he’s a great player and he has real quality.”