An Italian football journalist has suggested that Inter’s strikers will have to become more prolific if they are to qualify from the Champions League group stage this season, according to a report in the Italian print media today.
Writing for Corriere dello Sport, Alberto Della Palma explained that the series of opportunities that Inter missed in the first half of the Champions League defeat to Real Madrid should be very worrying for Simone Inzaghi and Inter fans.
“Inzaghi will have to work precisely on the final phase of the play: Dzeko, Lautaro and Correa, who will alternate for a long time, will have to score more.”
Inter were extremely dominant in the first half, and Edin Dzeko and Lautaro Martinez had plenty of opportunities to put Inter into the lead. They did not take then though and ultimately were made to pay the price when Rodrygo made it 1-0 to the Spaniards late in the game.
“Inter are playing quality matches: last night they repeatedly put a giant like Real Madrid under pressure and when Rodrygo scored, Inter should have been ahead by two or three goals.
“That was the difference between the two teams in the attacking game.”
Alberto Della Palma also explained that there is no use thinking about Romelu Lukaku anymore because he left the club when the first opportunity arose to do so.
“Romelu Lukaku is just a memory, it is useless to live with regrets, so Romelu will never come back. He ran away too quickly to think he had become an Inter fan of faith.”