Hakan Calhanoglu has already shown his positive qualities at Inter, but also needs to improve the consistency of his performances especially in difficult situations.
This according to today’s print edition of Milan-based newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport, who argue that the 27-year-old’s display against Hellas Verona on Friday did not live up to the expectations set by his debut performances against Genoa and that this demonstrates that there is still work to be done before he can contribute his best every game.
Calhanoglu’s opening day performance against Genoa, in which he scored and assisted a goal, showed why the Nerazzurri brought him in on a shock free transfer from city rivals AC Milan.
However, in the club’s second match of the season away at Verona he was not at his best and failed to affect the game anywhere near as much as he had in his debut.
The Gazzetta note that at his best the Turk possesses both the dead-ball ability and dribbling skills of stricken Inter midfielder Christian Eriksen, and the capacity to take up pockets of space possessed by Lazio midfielder Luis Alberto.
However, they note that these qualities were not as much on show against Verona as would be hoped for, and that he needs to add consistency to his game.