Inter’s form in front of goal was hardly good heading into yesterday evening’s Coppa Italia semi-final first leg against AC Milan, but yesterday was their worst display yet in attack.
This according to today’s print edition of Turin-based newspaper Tuttosport, who argue that the Nerazzurri have continued their regression by not only failing to convert their chances, but failing to create any in the first place against the Rossoneri.
Inter have now gone four matches, and 403 minutes across all competitions, without scoring a goal, with their last one coming in the form of Edin Dzeko’s equalizer against Napoli in the league.
Recent displays against Sassuolo and Genoa have given the impression that the team are lacking some fluency and incisiveness in front of goal, but at the same time the team were still creating presentable opportunities which, if they could begin taking them, would be more than enough.
Against the Rossoneri, however, the Nerazzurri didn’t really have a single clear-cut chance, as Milan’s defenders comfortably dealt with them all night.
No longer can Inter focus on becoming more clinical in front of goal, but rather if yesterday’s display was any indication they must overhaul their attack on a more fundamental level.