Former Inter, Lazio, and Juventus midfielder Hernanes feels that the Nerazzurri had been having as good a season as they could have up until after their Supercoppa Italiana win over Juventus.

Speaking to Italian news outlet, the Brazilian gave the view that right up to the 2-1 win over the Bianconeri Inter’s season had been just about perfect, though much less so after as their form has tailed off.

Inter won their first trophy of the season by beating Juventus to claim this season’s Supercoppa Italiana trophy, coming back in dramatic fashion to win 2-1 with an Alexis Sanchez strike at the very end of extra time.

This came as the team looked to be cresting in form and looked to have further increased the confidence of a side that was in control at the top of the table and had reached the knockout rounds of the Champions League.

In the months since then, however, things have not gone nearly so smoothly for the Nerazzurri as they have fallen behind their rivals at the top of the table, exited the Champions League, and looked far from convincing in the Coppa Italia.

Of the Nerazzurri’s dip in form Hernanes said that “During a season, periods like this are normal. Honestly, I’m amazed because up to the Supercoppa Italiana against Juventus it had been a perfect season.”

“After then, some fatigue probably took over,” he added.

He also spoke about Inter target Paulo Dybala’s future, stating that “It depends on where he chooses to go. If he goes to Inter, however, he must play in his natural role. He’s a second striker, of a high technical level.”