Inter wing-back Denzel Dumfries feels that the team are paying for a lack of a cutting edge in front of goal in their recent poor run of form.
Speaking to InterTV after their 1-1 draw with Fiorentina, the second second match with the same scoreline in Serie A, he reflected on the inability of the team to turn results into performances in their recent matches.
Inter struggled to cope with Fiorentina’s pressure and quality in the first half at the San Siro, but in the second half they came to grips with the game and were the side in control and pushing for a winner.
However, for all of their possession and momentum, the team rarely tested La Viola keeper Pietro Terracciano as they searched for a goal to give them three points from the match.
For Dumfries, this is an issue that the team must keep trying to work on and fix if they are to turn their recent form around and get back into the driver’s seat in the Scudetto race.
“Unfortunately we didn’t manage to win,” he reflected, “even though we had a really good second half. We did everything but score.”
“We feel some bitterness, we wanted to win,” he continued. “Now we have a break, then we’ll be back on the pitch, against Juventus.”
“We have to come back fresh and increase the quality and play at our best as we know we can do,” he continued. “We haven’t been able to do so in a while.”
On his goal, the Dutchman said that “There was a great cross from Perisic and I managed to put it in.Obviously I’m very happy for the goal, but it’s a only a half-hearted feeling of happines because we didn’t win.”
“It’s the same story as in the last few games,” he suggested, “we don’t finish in front of goal, and it’s not just a problem for the attackers, but for the whole squad. We have to get back to our best.”