Former Inter defender Beppe Bergomi has said that Inter are paying the price for not taking their chances in big games, according to a report in the Italian media today.
Speaking during an interview with La Gazzetta dello Sport, Beppe Bergomi explained that the matches against Juventus and Atalanta that ended as draws should have been turned into victories by Simone Inzaghi’s side.
“Inter are paying for the matches they should have won. And I am not referring to the derby, where there can be a draw.
“But it is the draws against Atalanta and Juve – where they deserved to win – that affect today classification. The match with Napoli for Inter is worth a lot if not everything.”
The man who spent his whole career at Inter then explained that if Inter want to be a part of the title race, they must start winning the head-to-heads against the other teams at the top of the table, starting with Napoli.
“If you want to think about returning to the title race, you have to win the head-to-head clashes, starting with the next one with the Azzurri who remains a very strong and complete team.”
Beppe Bergomi also willed on Lautaro Martinez to make the match against Napoli his own and suggested that he must learn to manage his emotions better than he did against AC Milan, where he missed a penalty.
“It is the attackers who make a team play well. I agree, everything passes through the strikers. And then I say that it will have to be Lautaro’s match, who must learn to manage emotions better.”
Inter play Napoli on November 21 and can close the gap to four points.