Former Inter defender Daniele Adani believe that the Nerazzurri’s current form has them in the company of Manchester City, Liverpool, and Bayern Munich.
Speaking to Christian Vieri’s Twitch channel, as reported be FCInterNews, Adani branded his former side’s style of play as “spectacular” and compared it to some of Europe’s elite sides.
Inter have shown some of their best form since the return from the international break, with five wins from five across all competitions a fair reflection of how they have looked on the pitch.
This kind of form is similar to what is expected at Europe’s most dominant clubs such as Bayern and City, who are expected to not only win a large majority of their matches but to also do so playing attractive football.
The Nerazzurri will test themselves against another big European side when they face Real Madrid in the Champions League this evening, while they could well meet a team like City, Liverpool, or Bayern later in the competition as well.
Adani stated that “Inter played spectacular football against Roma. A style that looks extremely modern, with creativity, new interpretations, variations of the game.”
“We saw them score a goal in which all the players on the move touched the ball,” he went on, “starting with Dumfries who was the furthest back at the start of the buildup, and then carried forward by the rest of the team.”
Adani added that “Dzeko is the man who most of all encompasses this way of interpreting football, characterized by ball possession, positional interchange, delegation of tasks instead of strict positions.”
“Everyone knows what they have to do and interprets what is the right thing to do in a given moment,” he went on. “A fully evolved team, which had solid foundations and which has now added creativity.”
“Now there is freedom and you can see it in Gagliardini’s goal against Spezia, from Calhanoglu’s domination of the game, from the geometry of Brozovic, from the involvement of the defenders.”
“Correa plays and they do not miss Lukaku,” he continued. “Perisic impresses in a role which he did not want to play in initially.”
“A dominant style of football that insists on controlling the game,” is how he characterized the Nerazzurri’s stule of play. “We talk about this and we get excited when we see City, Liverpool, Bayern.”
“Modern, European ideas that allow for creativity and which make football a joy to watch,” he concluded. “We must be honest and recognize that Inzaghi’s Inter are the same kind of team.”