Former Nerazzurri defender Riccardo Ferri feels that Inter managed to get a massive result against Juventus by digging in their heels and suffering for ninety minutes.
Speaking to Italian broadcaster SportMediaset, Ferri suggested that the match was anything but the Nerazzurri’s most comfortable or aesthetically pleasing outing, but that they got the job done through their grit and determination.
Inter were never really able to come to grips with the Bianconeri in the midfield battle or put their stamp on the match in an attacking sense, managing just five shots throughout the entire match.
However, once Juventus got the ball into their defensive third, the Nerazzurri showed their quality and organization to restrict their opponents to mostly shots from range.
This proved to be enough, as a clean sheet and a penalty late in the first half saw Inter take three points back to Milan despite having struggled throughout the match.
Ferri suggested that it was “Not a good match, the referee was at the centre of it. Inter suffered a lot due to the quality and the pressure of Juve. Cuadrado, Dybala, and Morata did an extraordinary job.”
“Inter have the satisfaction of having brought home a very important result, they showed all their character, they looked like a team who have recovered and they defended well,” he added.
“Skriniar looks like the best defender in the world,” Ferri continued. “Inter came off the back of a period in which they were deflated, I think Inzaghi worked to get some of the players back in form.”
He concluded that “It was a decisive game, it was an important crossroads. They won’t be happy with their performance, but it was important to win.”