Italian journalist Giancarlo Padovan highlighted Inter’s poor performance in the win over Hellas Verona on Friday.
Speaking about the game to Italian broadcaster Sky Sports Italia (via FcInter1908), the Italian journalist first discussed the match and the Nerazzurri’s disappointing moments.
“Last year Lukaku was the player who solved many situations from an individual point of view. Even plays were better with a player like that.
“Yesterday Inter weren’t good enough, especially in the first half, they suffered from Verona’s pressing, which collapsed in the second half.”
He then touched on the importance of new arrival Joaquin Correa’s existing relationship with coach Simone Inzaghi.
“Correa also scored. I also say because he’s only been here a few days and then because he came on in the 73rd minute and scored a few minutes later. He’s a player who doesn’t score a lot.
“But if he comes to Inter with a brace in a match like that, I begin to think that his feeling with Inzaghi, on a technical and tactical level, is important and he can be not only an alternative but also a player who can team up with others.
“He’s not a centre forward, he’s a second striker.”
Finally, Padovan spoke about how Inter dealt with the departure of previous focal point Romelu Lukaku.
“But his goals show that the Nerazzurri’s attacking battery is considerable.
“Inter have absorbed Lukaku’s departure by widening the possibility of all the players up front to score.”
Inter’s next game of the season is against Sampdoria on 12th September, after the upcoming international break.
Coach Simone Inzaghi will hope to continue his strong start to the season, having overseen victories in the first two matches against Genoa and Hellas Verona.
The Milanese club’s first test of the season comes on 15th September, when they’ll face Spanish giants Real Madrid in their Champions League opener.
Inter are still one of the teams seriously competing for the league title this season, despite the departures of Lukaku and Achraf Hakimi.