Inter coach Simone Inzaghi still has the club behind him as he seeks to reverse their crisis in form, but their patience will not last forever.
This according to today’s print edition of Milan-based newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport, who report that for now the Nerazzurri are fully backing the coach to get the team back into form in the decisive period of the Scudetto race.
Inter’s drop-off in form has definitively gone from some isolated bad results to a full-blown crisis in form, and the coach is far from blameless in this decline.
The Gazzetta suggest that the coach has suggested that the former Lazio coach has allowed the winning mentality that had been fostered by Antonio Conte to ebb away.
The team has not responded well to pressure in the past few weeks, losing their resolve and composure when it was needed most, and the newspaper argue that this looks to be an effect of the transition from the extremely demanding Conte to Inzaghi’s more reassuring methods.
Moreover, Inzaghi and his staff had never dealt with a fixture schedule as congested and intense as what the Nerazurri have put before him during his time as coach of Lazio, and there are question marks on how they have managed the tempo of it.
Lastly, the club feel that the coach has not shown a real Plan B even when the usual approach isn’t working, as has frequently been the case since the start of February.
Now, doubts which were not there in January have started to appear, and the club will not ignore them forever.
For the time being, however, Inzaghi enjoys the support of the club who want to do everything possible to push him and the team to success in the Scudetto race.