Inter coach Simone Inzaghi is following the approach of predecessor Antonio Conte by forging a strong team unity, according to Italian media.

The former Lazio coach replaced Conte this summer and has enjoyed a positive start with the champions, leading Inter to victory in both of their opening Serie A matches, against Genoa and Hellas Verona respectively.

Reporting on Italian television broadcaster Sky Sport Italia earlier today, and via FCInter1908.it, correspondent Andrea Paventi claimed that Inzaghi had contributed to the strong bond within the squad forged by Conte, despite a change in strikers.

“Inzaghi had also set about working with [Romelu] Lukaku, albeit briefly (before his departure to Chelsea). Then [Edin] Dzeko arrived and he had to change the way the team played,” Paventi argued.

“He tried to develop the approach in a different way. The coach has different players than last season, but the depth of the team, the confidence and the desire to keep building and not taking things for granted maintained the strength of the group.

“It’s a strength that came from the last few years. Inzaghi is also putting his own effort into it. The team is responding well to his suggestions.”

Inter offloaded last season’s top scorer Lukaku to Premier League club Chelsea last month, but secured Dzeko from Roma and Lazio’s Joaquin Correa to replace the Belgian.

Inzaghi looks to maintain his winning start to life at the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza when Inter mark their return after the international break with the visit to Sampdoria on Sunday. The Nerazzurri then begin their Champions League campaign on Wednesday with a home clash against Real Madrid.