Italian journalist Mario Sconcerti believes that the recent dip in form by Inter is a consequence of the team’s ongoing financial troubles.

Speaking to Italian broadcaster TMW Radio, Sconcerti explained how the financial crisis at the Nerazzurri last summer continues to have effects in the resources available on the pitch.

The Nerazzurri had looked to have brushed off their summer of upheaval and major sales based on their form over the first half of the campaign.

Even with the likes of Romelu Lukaku, Christian Eriksen, and Achraf Hakimi all gone and replaced on a budget, the performances and results did not seem to drop off.

However, in recent weeks, the Nerazzurri have endured not just their worst form of this season, but some of their worst in the past several seasons, and Sconcerti believes that this could be the sales made in the summer coming back to haunt the team.

“Inter are a club in financial crisis,” he said, “we were amazed at the smart signings made but we didn’t realize that so many other players have been dropping off.”

“There’s something wrong with Gagliardini, and also Vecino, Vidal, who are no longer at the right level,” he continued. “They are forced to play without a replacement for Brozovic.”

“Not to mention that they had Sensi and now he plays regularly at Sampdoria,” he added. “We said that they had a great squad, but they didn’t have the replacement for Brozovic, Barella and Calhanoglu.”

“Last year Inter had several more key players,” he concluded. “Inzaghi must finish learning the trade, no doubt, but the corporate crisis has drained the team in the end.”