Former Chievo and Palermo goalkeeper Stefano Sorrentino believes that Inter have suffered this season in matches where last campaign Romelu Lukaku would have bailed them out with his goals.
Speaking to Italian broadcaster SportMediaset, the former goalkeeper highlighted how the Belgian had often been impactful in matches where the Nerazzurri were not quite themselves last season.
Inter have failed the take three points from any of their last four matches in Serie A, and the last two against Sassuolo and Genoa in which they’ve failed to score have come as particularly big surprises.
Even though the Nerazzurri dominated possession and created a number of dangerous-looking opportunities across both matches, they looked toothless in the final third and couldn’t even finish their few good chances.
Last season Inter had played out matches with similar patterns, but more often than not their striker Lukaku could chip in with a goal or assist to take points on the way to winning the Scudetto.
“Inzaghi’s Inter misses Lukaku from last season,” he said. “There were also some matches last season where the Nerazzurri looked anonymous, then they kicked the ball to the Belgian who found ways to solve the match.”