Legendary former Inter defender Beppe Bergomi believes that the Nerazzurri must find ways to play more incisively in the final third to reach their full potential.
Speaking to Italian broadcaster Sky Sport Italia, Bergomi suggested that the Nerazzurri are able to play attractive passing football under Simone Inzaghi but they do not always turn this into good chances in the opposition penalty area.
Goals have not been a problem for Inter this season, with twenty from six matches the best record in Serie A, but there has also been a sense that they can be wasteful in front of goal and fail to put the final ball on a move that can result in a good goalscoring opportunity.
Bergomi compares them to Napoli, the only team left in Serie A with a perfect record on six wins from six, and to the attacking qualities brought to the team by Partenopei striker Victor Osimhen.
“Inter play games of great intensity, they are beautiful to watch, and have an incredible player like Barella,” he said. “They is even more attractive than last year, but the solidity they had last year with Conte can hardly be found this season.”
By comparison he said, “Napoli is the team that is less exposed because they have a player like Osimhen in front of them who allows them to play a certain football. Inter play fun football, but they have to raise their centre of gravity to get players inside the area.”
“Last year they could defend a little lower. Inter spend a lot of effort now to build up, but maybe then they have less clarity of purpose,” Bergomi concluded.