Legendary former Inter defender Beppe Bergomi does not feel that the current Nerazzurri team look as though they are comfortable playing their game.
Speaking to Italian broadcaster Sky Sport Italian after the Nerazzurri’s 1-1 draw with Torino in Serie A, the former defender stressed that he had not seen a confident or composed display from his former side.
Inter needed to be at their best if they were to have a chance of imposing their preferred style of play against an organized and physical Granata side, and this did not prove to be the case.
The Nerazzurri will feel that they deserved the point that they got in the end with a last gasp equalizer from Alexis Sanchez, but it would be hard to argue that their performance deserved more.
Inter played out a scrappy game in which they failed to really put their stamp on proceedings, especially in the first half, and the players looked frustrated out on the pitch.
“I was expecting difficulties against Torino because they are an intense team that comes out and presses you man to man,” Bergomi said.
“And Inter are struggling right now, they have no positive energy,” he went on. “Even if they created chances, they suffered on a corner kick, in the second half there were opportunities, with situations of confusion.”
“But you can see that they’re having difficulties,” he added. “The team isn’t calm, the players don’t show to receive the ball.”
“There are players who are too important and things change a lot when you have them compared to when you don’t,” Bergomi added. “Brozovic is a player like that.”
“They don’t have a player similar to the Croat,” he emphasized. “They could have adapted Sensi, but they let him go.”
Bergomi continued that “Inzaghi isn’t angry with the attackers. Inter create, but the opportunities come in a different way than in the past. With fluid play, starting from the back.”
“You had to expect that that sooner or later there would be a finish, a goal and a victory,” he went on. “There is no longer that certainty. There’s no longer that magic that allowed them to win those eight games in a row.”
“And Inter’s bad moment is lasting longer than that of their rivals,” he warned. “They started out with an advantage, it is true that their schedule was more difficult, but they had to do better.”
“But if they don’t regain their fluidity of play and sense of levity mentally, it’s difficult,” he reflected.