Inter have now gone 403 minutes without scoring across all competitions, by far their longest dry spell in front of goal for the season.
This is highlighted in today’s print edition of Milan-based newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport, who suggest that the Nerazzurri’s downturn in attacking form is a deeply-rooted problem.
At the heart of Inter’s issues in front of goal has been the lack of a consistent and prolific central striker, with Lautaro Martinez having failed to find the back of the net in open play in well over two months.
The Argentine’s form has been the most glaring issue in attack for the Nerazzurri, whilst his usual strike partner Edin Dzeko has not been overly prolific either, although at least the Bosnian can impact the attack when he doesn’t score.
Beyond this, however, is the fact that in recent matches the Nerazzurri have not only failed to take the chances they’ve created, but have also created fewer and fewer chances, culminating in yesterday’s toothless display against AC Milan.
Simone Inzaghi will be seriously considering turning to the likes of Felipe Caicedo and Joaquin Correa with the former Lazio pair back in the team, whilst Alexis Sanchez remains an option.
Moreover, the Gazzetta note that the Nerazzurri are already planning for a revamp in attack next season, with Gianluca Scamacca, Jonathan David, Paulo Dybala, and even a returning Romelu Lukaku among the players who could be targeted.
Inter’s form in attack has gone from a small worry to a full-blown crisis, and it has become something that everyone within the club must work to address, as it has become clear that the current setup is not working.