Inter have been far from their prolific best in front of goal in recent matches, and this lack of scoring has begun to cost them.
The extent of the Nerazzurri’s attacking issues are detailed in today’s print edition of Milan-based newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport, who note that only 6.1% of the Nerazzurri’s shots have resulted in goals since the start of 2022.
Inter had had by far the most formidable attack in Serie A over the first half of the campaign, averaging 2.6 goals per match in their first nineteen matches in the league.
However, since returning from the winter break the Nerazzurri have scored only six goals in six matches, less than half of what they were managing prior to the break.
This inefficiency has meant that the team have dropped points in four of their six league matches since the start of the new year, and yesterday’s 2-0 loss to Sassuolo was perhaps the most damaging loss yet.
The Nerazzurri’s struggles in the second half illustrated their broader issues in recent matches, as they had no lack of possession and many efforts on goal, but never managed to find the back of the net.
At the current rate they’re going, Inter must take sixteen shots just to score once, and even if their defense hadn’t been causing them some problems in recent matches, this would make winning matches difficult.
Inter’s inability to score against the Neroverdi yesterday evening constituted the first time that they’d failed to find the back of the net at the San Siro since a 0-0 draw against Fiorentina in July 2020, a worrying indicator of a trend that’s put their Scudetto hopes in jeopardy.