Former Inter and Sampdoria striker Giampaolo Pazzini feels that Inter didn’t play the way that he expected them to against Fiorentina.
Speaking to Italian broadcaster DAZN after the match, the former striker gave the view that their performance against Torino last weekend suggested that they would approach the match differently.
Inter dropped points with a 1-1 draw for the second time in a row in Serie A, having also had to come back to scrape a point against the Granata last weekend.
In both matches, the Nerazzurri started slowly to allow their opposition to control the tempo of proceedings before finding an equalizer.
The equalizer against Fiorentina wasn’t as late as the one against Torino had been, though the team looked fruitless in their search for a winner once again, despite having had much of the second half to push on and try and score again.
Pazzini said that “After the match in Turin I was expecting a different Inter, I have to be honest, but they also faced an excellent Fiorentina side.”
“In matches like this you are forced to chase,” he went on, “but the margins of error are very few and even a draw may seem like a defeat, but the path is still long and there are many points to be played for.”
“They looked bad in the first half,” he said of the Nerazzurri’s performance, “but in the second they showed more in terms of desire and intensity.”