Former Roma wing-back Federico Balzaretti has commented on the qualities shown by Inter after their emphatic win against Bologna yesterday evening at the San Siro.
Speaking to Italian broadcaster DAZN after the match, the 39-year-old explained how even beyond the 6-1 scoreline the result and performance gave positive signs about Simone Inzaghi’s team.
Inter’s season going into the clash with Bologna yesterday had been mixed, with seven points from nine in Serie A and a frustrating defeat against Real Madrid in the Nerazzurri’s Champions League group stage open leaving the impression that they have a number of strengths but also key weaknesses.
Against Sinisa Mihajolovc’s Bologna side, the Nerazzurri were ruthless and showed very little wrong in a display which demonstrated that even against a normally defensively strong side like the Rossoblu they could find the answers and produce an even more emphatic display than their opening day rout of Genoa.
“A perfect evening – Inter is a machine, against Genoa four different scorers, today five,” was Balzaretti’s verdict. “Dumfries and Dimarco have played an extraordinary game – lots of positive signs.”
On summer signing Denzel Dumfries he said, “Inzaghi asks the wing-backs to stay on the shoulders of the defenders and to try and attack the space in behind with the pace that they have. Being used to playing in a back four he seems to me more adaptable on a defensive end than Hakimi – he has less technical quality, but defensively he is already ahead of him.”