Inter head coach Simone Inzaghi is well aware that his team’s form in Serie A has not been close to what it was a couple months ago.
Speaking in a press conference after his team’s 1-1 draw away to Torino, as reported by FCInterNews, the coach emphasized that the team must get back on their feet without any time to waste.
The Nerazzurri surged to the top of the Serie A table in November and December with an imperious eight-match winning run, but they have now squandered that lead to fall behind city rivals AC Milan even if they win their game in hand.
With their dropped points against Torino, the Nerazzurri made it just six points from their last six matches in the league, with last weekend’s triumph over Salernitana their lone win in the competition during the period.
This form clearly cannot continue if the Nerazzurri are to get back in the driver’s seat in the Scudetto race, something which Inzaghi admits.
“We have came up against a quality opponent,” he said of their draw with Torino. “We had to do better in the first half, while in the second we deserved a draw within the first 25 minutes. At that point we could have also gone on to win it.”
He went on that “In the first half Berisha made two incredible saves, then also in the second on Dimarco. On other occasions we should have done better, but we take a draw at the last minute.”
“We’ve slowed down in the league,” he added, “we know we have to do more because the other sides are in excellent form.”
Of forward Alexis Sanchez, the coach said that “He’s doing very well in this period, he did well until he was sent off at Anfield, and despite the yellow card I didn’t take him off.”
“Today he came on with the right spirit and scored an important goal for us,” he added.
Inzaghi reflected that “There may also be a bit of physical and mental fatigue because we’ve played a lot, Tuesday was challenging.”
“Torino scored today from a scrappy corner kick,” he emphasized, “we had to do well to equalize immediately in the first half, but Berisha did well on both occasions.”