Inter head coach Simone Inzaghi believes that despite the slump in form that they’ve found themselves in, they are still very much in the race for the Serie A title.
Speaking to InterTV after the Nerazzurri’s 1-1 draw with Fiorentina, the coach admitted that the team’s performances have dropped off in recent weeks, but emphasized that they can still fight for the Scudetto.
Inter will have hoped for three points to take into the international break and a sense of momentum after their mediocre form since the beginning of February.
Instead, they had to settle for a draw, and on the balance of the play it would be hard to say that they deserved more, albeit against tough opposition.
Now, the prospect of defending last season’s Scudetto crown looks more remote than ever, though the coach feels that looking at the table they still have every chance of winning it if they can pick themselves up.
Asked whether the team feel that they can still win the Scudetto, Inzaghi replied “Of course, we know what we’ve been doing from the start of the season right up until now, we have to work harder because at the moment there is a lack of results and performances.”
“We’ll have several players away with their national teams,” he went on, “we have to work at our best knowing that after the break we have a very important match.”
Of their match against Fiorentina, he said that “Unfortunately we are in a bad moment, we did little in the last few games, little in the first half.”
“Then the team did much better in the second half,” he continued, “we only looked in danger in their late counterattack.”
“But it’s normal that we need to do more, get back to winning ways because we’ve droped off too much and our rivals are in good form,” he added.