Italian journalist Fabio Ravezzani believes that Inter were lucky to have gotten away with a foul in the buildup to their second goal against Sampdoria today.
The journalist tweeted that it is his view that Nerazzurri midfielder Hakan Calhanoglu committed a foul on Sampdoria’s Mikkel Damsgaard to win the ball in the action which led to Nicolo Barella’s run and Lautaro Martinez’s first-time volley to find the back of the net.
Martinez’s strike made the score 2-1 in Inter’s favour in a match which eventually finished 2-2, and the Nerazzurri will feel disappointed to have let three points slip after allowing Sampdoria to find an equalizer on two occasions.
Ravezzani believes that even the point favours Inter, and that had they not gotten away with the foul leading up to their second goal they would not have even this result.
He was critical of their performance, singling out striker Edin Dzeko and their display in midfield for criticism.
He tweeted: “Inter lacklustre throughout the game. The midfield was disappointing and Dzeko proves he can’t keep up with the pace after his national team matches. In the end a point earned. The second goal comes after an obvious foul by Calhanoglu. Correa does not work miracles this time. Lautaro decisive.”
Inter poco brillante per tutta la partita. Delude il centrocampo e Dzeko dimostra di non reggere i ritmi dopo l’impegno in nazionale. Alla fine è un punto guadagnato. Il secondo gol arriva dopo un evidente fallo di Calhanoglu. Correa stavolta non fa miracoli. Lautaro determinante
— Fabio Ravezzani (@FabRavezzani) September 12, 2021