Italian journalist Matteo Marani believes that Inter put in a strong display against Sampdoria earlier today, even if it was not as emphatic as their first two matches of the season.
Speaking to Italian broadcaster Sky Sport Italia after the match, Marani gave his view that the Nerazzurri’s performance was solid and that despite looking less polished due to fatigue after the international break they could be happy with what they showed.
Inter twice took the lead against Sampdoria at the Marassi, but on both occasions Sampdoria got back on level terms, meaning that the perfect start to the season came to an end.
The dropped points will come as a disappointment to the Nerazzurri, as will the manner in which they played, with the feeling that the draw was a fair result, but Marani does not see any reason for supporters to be pessimistic and felt that there was much to be praised about the display.
“Good performance by Inter,” he said, “perhaps a little behind the other two. Between the 45th and 55th minute, they had a number of chances to win it. Less possession, less personality, I also attribute this to the national team participation. A long international break like this can have an impact.”
He went on, “The market worked for Inzaghi, he was satisfied. Inzaghi has worked together with the management. Conte occasionally went in the opposite direction to them. There is now united front.”
“Inzaghi reminds me of Allegri in the post-Conte period [at Juventus],” he offered. “There will come a time when Conte’s ferocity will be needed to galvanize the group. I don’t like coaches who only pursue their own ideas. I’ve never seen a manager win a title without a club behind him.”