Inter coach Simone Inzaghi must guide his team to a more winning end to the season than he ever did while in charge of Lazio if he hopes to get back in the Scudetto race.
This according to today’s print edition of Turin-based newspaper Tuttosport, who highlight the coach’s mediocre record in the run-ins of league campaigns while in charge of the Biancocelesti and argue that he must do better.
Inter are six points behind AC Milan and three behind Napoli, and even taking their game in hand on their two rivals into consideration they can hardly afford to drop points if they aim to make up the gap.
Inzaghi’s time with the Biancocelesti does not offer a very positive precedent in this respect, with the coach never having managed to take more than eighteen points from the final nine matches of the season.
This came during the 2017-18 season, which was one of only two campaigns in which he managed to maintain the team’s position in the table over the last nine matches of the season rather than falling a place or two.
The Nerazzurri will surely be targeting more than eighteen points from their remaining matches in the season, and must not only maintain their table position but move up to finish top of the pile.
Accordingly, there is no doubt that Inzaghi must improve on what he has done so far if he is to win the Scudetto in his first season as Nerazzurri coach.