Inter have not been in good form as a team recently, and this has extended to a number of individual players as well.
This is highlight in today’s print edition of Rome-based newspaper Corriere dello Sport, who report that the team have been affected by a number of shaky performances from key players all over the pitch.
Captain Samir Handanovic has continued to be the first-choice goalkeeper, but the Slovenian has looked less and less reliable.
Even though the 37-year-old has produced many important saves this campaign, even rescuing points for the team, he has also been responsible for major errors, and there has been a sense that many damaging goals would have been saved by other keepers.
In midfield, the deficit between how the team performs with and without Marcelo Brozovic was exposed by their poor showing in the central battle in the first match that the Croat was forced to miss through suspension, against Sassuolo.
Even though there is depth in the positions, the midfield only really seems to function as a coherent whole when Brozovic is on the pitch, and the lack of passing quality has looked even worse with Stefano Sensi out on loan.
Meanwhile in attack, the club has been affected by poor finishing from a number of key players, but nowhere is this more apparent than in the form of striker Lautaro Martinez.
The Argentine has not managed to score in several matches and has missed presentable opportunities in big matches.
The team must work together and pick themselves up from this crisis situation, and they must hope that the form of many individual players experiences an upswing along with the team as a whole.