Legendary former Inter defender Beppe Bergomi feels that the Nerazzurri are beginning to show some wear from the number of matches that they’ve been playing.
Speaking to Italian broadcaster Sky Sport Italia after yesterday’s Serie A loss to Sassuolo, the former defender stated that he saw evidence of tiredness in the match and highlighted that they’ve played ten matches across all competitions so far since the new year.
Inter looked shellshocked in the first half against Sassuolo as they were not able to cope with the Neroverdi’s pressure in the absence of key midfielder Marcelo Brozovic.
After the restart, the Nerazzurri began to look more assured and in control, but as the half wore on they seemed to lack some conviction as many of the players showed clear signs of fatigue.
Even after having had their return from the winter break postponed when their clash with Bologna was moved back due to COVID, Inter have been playing twice a week fighting on all front, and could well be exhausted by their efforts.”
“You can go all the way back forty days,” Bergomi said. “The team looked tired to me, they’ve played ten matches including 8 against some of their strongest opposition.”
“Sassuolo are the worst team to face after the Champions League,” he added, “strong and fast. They could hardly make rotations, they wasted a lot of energy.”