Italian journalist Fabio Caressa believes that Inter got the better of Juventus in yesterday’s Serie A clash by taking a page out of the Bianconeri’s book stylistically speaking.
Speaking on his YouTube channel, as reported by FCInter1908, Caressa suggested that the Nerazzurri gave a performance aimed at restricting and frustrating the opposition rather than playing proactive attacking football.
Inter were not anywhere near as attacking as they have been in virtually all of their matches this season, letting the Bianconeri dictate the tempo and try to carve out chances from the first minute.
However, Simone Inzaghi’s team did manage to deny the Bianconeri space and time in which to fashion good chances, and so for all of their positive play the Juventus forwards were unable to be decisive.
Caressa feels that this was Inter handing Juventus exactly the kind of defeat that the Bianconeri have often been able to inflict on teams, despite the home side having clearly played the more expansive football.
“Juve played their best game of the season in the first half,” he said. “And they lost against an Inter side who played a very Juventus-like match, that is, they managed to keep themselves covered and play for the narrow win.”
“In other words, the forwards went missing for both Juve and Inter,” he went on. “Dzeko was industrious even if it was not his best performance.”
“But Lautaro worries me,” Caressa added, “he has regressed more than expected, he can’t make an impact. These periods start to be long, the highs and lows are worrying.”