Legendary former Inter defender Beppe Bergomi feels that the Nerazzurri looked a long way from their best against Juventus but that they showed their organization and team spirit to come away with a win.
Speaking to Italian broadcaster Sky Sport Italia, Bergomi suggested that there had been a lack of precision and intensity to Inter’s display though they showed character to defend what they had.
Inter managed a total of just five shots against the Bianconeri, their fewest of any match this season in any competition and a marker of how little they were able to impose their game in an attacking sense.
One penalty proved to be enough to give them the decisive chance that they needed, but the performance was a far cry from the matches where even when they have not finished their chances, they have usually created them.
However, the display at the back would be hard to fault, with the team holding their shape and always making sure that nothing was easy for the Bianconeri, who were unable to find a way through.
“Inter tried to build up play the usual way with Brozovic but did so very slowly.” Bergomi said. “Through the suffering they found a way to stick together to bring home this result. Inter struggled both physically and mentally.”
“We’ll see whether this result gives them a spark,” he went on. “Brozovic struggled, but was always found. Barella and Calhanoglu have to keep growing, but especially in attack.”
“Inter can be pressed high because the strikers do not give them a threat in behind,” he said of the Nerazzurri’s attack.