Former Lazio, Juventus, and West Ham United striker Paolo Di Canio feels that despite winning against Juventus, Inter did not look very convincing.
Speaking to Italian broadcaster Sky Sport Italia, he suggested that the result came despite the fact that the Nerazzurri had had a very hard time and that their performance wasn’t enough despite the victory.
Inter registered just five shots across ninety minutes against the Bianconeri, a far cry from every other match they’ve played this season where even when they’ve lacked a cutting edge they have at least put pressure on.
Hakan Calhanoglu’s penalty at the end of the first half and some dogged defending to mostly restrict their opponents to pot-shots from range were enough to ensure that the team took home a clean sheet and three points.
However, for Di Canio, the more reserved and defensive performance, as well as the lack of technical precision shown by the Nerazzurri, did not look like the display of a team ready to take home the Scudetto.
“Inter struggled greatly,” he said. “The substitutions hurt them instead of helping. Correa lost every ball. Inter looked spent, lacking in aggression.”
“This match could give them new energy,” he added, “but I still saw a team physically and mentally spent in the most simple things. A little bit is missing, I don’t know if this victory is enough.”