Former Inter defender Andrea Mandorlini believes that the current Nerazzurri team are not in crisis, but rather that they have been failing to get the results their performances deserve.
Speaking to Italian broadcaster TMW Radio, Mandorlini suggested that the Nerazzurri’s downturn in form has to do with being unable to turn positive displays into three points on a regular basis.
Inter have collected just two wins from their past eight matches in Serie A, although they have not done anything to substantially alter their style of play.
The team have generally looked to control possession and in most of their matches have created a number of chances, though the quality of these opportunities and the ability of their forwards to convert them has been in question.
Mandrolini believes that, ultimately, the Nerazzurri have not fallen off in underlying quality, but the slump in form has come as the results have stopped reflecting the performances.
“Looking at the performances, Inter don’t seem to be struggling, if anything, they don’t get the results they deserve,” he said.
“The results, however, are struggling to come,” he went on, “if you don’t take home points it’s obviously because something has jammed.”
On what the Nerazzurri have lacked in recent matches, he suggested “In my opinion Correa was missing, a fantastic player.”
“I’ve seen many performances, I reiterate,” the former defender said, “but scoring situations that have not materialized. Now we arrive at the climax of the season, with many other games of high difficulty.”
“The sense of certainty has failed for the team because while things were going wrong for them their rivals were winning,” he added.
“But important players have returned,” he continued, “even a more rested and less used Brozovic, therefore fresher, will be able to make a difference.”