Legendary former Inter defender Walter Zenga feels that the Nerazzurri have been hurt by a tough fixture list during the second half of the Serie A season.

Speaking to Italian broadcaster Sky Sport Italia, the 61-year-old emphasized how the quality of the opponents that Inter have faced seems to have played a role in their period of bad form.

The Nerazzurri slumped to a 1-1 draw with Fiorentina this evening, their second match with that scoreline in a row in Serie A after drawing with Torino last weekend.

The Nerazzurri have now won just two of their last nine matches in the league, and while many of them would be understandable in isolation given the quality of their opponents, they’ve added to a major dip in form.

Zenga feels that this difficult sequence of matches has been a problem for Inter, and that things aren’t getting any easier with Juventus to come on the other side of the international break.

“The second half schedule for the Nerazzurri has been devastating so far,” he said. “The team is not in line with the results, and then there’s Juve to come after the break.”

“And then there’s another thing that we’re yet to see, when will they play their game in hand against Bologna?” he went on.

He also went on that “When we praise a team who have had a great match in the Champions League but were eliminated, that’s wrong.”