Five Things We Learned From Inter This Week: “Wing Against Liverpool Gives Nerazzurri Confidence”

Five Things We Learned From Inter This Week: “Wing Against Liverpool Gives Nerazzurri Confidence”
March 9, 2022 10:30
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Inter showed the beginnings of an upturn in form following a brave display in the Champions League second leg at Anfield and dishing out a battering to bottom side Salernitana.

After a bleak couple of weeks, a confidence building win in Serie A and a brave 1-0 win at Anfield gives Inter hope going into a more favourable run of games.

Here’s what we learned from a week at Inter.

1) Robin Gosens Is A New Dimension

Bringing Robin Gosens into the club seemed something of a no-brainer when you consider the terms of the deal that Beppe Marotta managed to get him in on.

Despite Ivan Perisic being excellent for the majority of this season, healthy competition won’t do him any harm with Gosens’ arrival.

Inter signing Serie A’s best left sided wing back is an excellent sign of intent and an excellent sign of where the club has grown to after a barren number of years post Triplete.

With his pace, guile and creative influence in the final third, he offers an excellent option that could be handy in a what looks to be a tight title race.

2) Lautaro Martinez Back In The Goals Is A Relief

Lautaro Martinez has ended a horrific run of games without a goal.

A thumping treble that could have been even more against Salernitana was followed up by the winner at Anfield.

A week is an awful long time in football and Lautaro Martinez will certainly be happier this week than this time last week.

A goal against Torino at the weekend could be vital so with him back amongst them, Inter may have a match winner back in form now.

3) Joaquin Correa A Difference Maker

After relying on flogging Edin Dzeko and Lautaro Martinez for the better part of the last month, both men should now finally get some rest bite with the return to fitness of Joaquin Correa.

The wiry former Lazio man is back in the side after injury and it has come at absolutely the perfect time.

With games against Torino, Fiorentina and the return leg of the Coppa in the offing, Correa gives Inzaghi an option off the bench or from the start that adds more style and trickery to break down opposition defences.

With Sensi gone and Calhanoglu not in his best moment, the return of Correa adds some much needed creativity.

4) Champions League Showing Should Give Inter Belief

A win at Anfield and a rather harsh reversal in the first leg should give Inter lots of confidence.

Sure they are out of Europe, but to be able to go toe to toe with one of Europe’s best and be able to hold their heads high afterwards is a great achievement.

Inter’s disappointment of previous campaigns due to their inability to escape the group phase is now over.

A retention of the Scudetto could give them another favourable draw next year and this experience of playing in knockout football against a side like Liverpool will stand them in excellent stead going into their next attempt of knock out football.

5) Focus On The Coppa And Scudetto Now

A chance at winning the Coppa Italia like this is something that Inter haven’t had in while.

Bragging rights over their local rivals could be salvaged and a chance at more domestic silverware must not be wasted.

The Scudetto race is as hot as it has ever been and without a doubt the tightest race in recent history due to both Milan and Napoli gaining points after Inter’s slump.

Inter must use this week as a key turning point as the bravery and passion they showed at Anfield could easily be used as ammunition to power them through the next phase of the season.

Torino away next is tough but Inter are much better placed to give El Toro the toughest game possible than they were a week prior.

By Jake Smalley

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