Italian journalist Mario Sconcerti believes that Inter took a big step out of the shadow of former coach Antonio Conte with their win over Napoli yesterday evening.
Writing in his column in today’s print edition of Milan-based newspaper Corriere della Sera, Sconcerti gave the view that yesterday evening’s match showed an assurance that the team can succeed without their former head coach.
Conte’s departure at the beginning of the summer sent shockwaves through the Nerazzurri, especially followed by the massive sales of Achraf Hakimi and then Romelu Lukaku.
The Nerazzurri put their faith in former Lazio coach Simone Inzaghi to lead the team out of the legacy of Conte, after the former Juventus, Italy, and Chelsea boss guided them to their first Scudetto in eleven years.
Things have not always looked straightforward this season, but signs have been very encouraging, and yesterday evening looked to be their biggest statement of the campaign in spite of late drama that nearly saw Inzaghi’s men throw two points away.
“Inter played a great game for 75 minutes,” Sconcerti writes, “often dominating their opponent. Then Inzaghi thought that they were in total control and he removed Barella and Lautaro, conceding the initiative and a goal until they were close to a draw.”
“In any case,” he continued, “Inter are the team that have grown the most since the beginning of the season. They are not only well organized, today they also know how to be clinical and get a result.”
“They always bring six or seven players into the attack, and have every quality in the middle of the pitch, which makes them very difficult for any opponent.”
Sconcerti writes that “It now appears that Conte is no longer missed, Inter are giving their best and we’ll see if that’s enough. Napoli were barely in the game for three quarters of the match.”