Inter could get some respite from their recent poor form by facing easier opponents on paper over the coming weeks, but they will have to immediately get back to form to do so.
This according to today’s print edition of Milan-based newspaper Corriere della Sera, who argue that the Nerazzurri must capitalize on the schedule that they have in front of them and not take anything for granted.
Inter come out of their difficult February bruised, having lost in the derby and drawn away to Napoli before being handed a shock 2-0 defeat by Sassuolo at the San Siro yesterday evening.
The Rossoneri and the Partenopei are direct Scudetto rivals so those matches never looked to be easy, while the Neroverdi had already beaten the likes of Milan, Juventus, and Lazio this season so in some ways that result was less surprising that it may seem.
Now, Inter’s next two league fixtures see them take on the two bottom sides in the Serie A table, in the form of a trip to Liguria to face Genoa and then a home match against Salernitana.
These are certainly easier matches on paper than what the Nerazzurri have dealt with in recent weeks, but they must find their quality and confidence to unwrap these gifts and bounce back in emphatic fashion, with Milan and Napoli also facing off in a couple weeks’ time.
This goes doubly for the matches that Inter have against teams like Torino, Fiorentina, and Verona, sides who had given them a hard time in the first half of the season even though they beat all three.
Inter can recover from this wobble in form by going on a solid winning run against midtable and relegation-threatened opposition, but this is not a foregone conclusion and they must get back to their best to do so.