Inter head coach Simone Inzaghi will have to get the team’s attack back in gear if he hopes to turn Sunday’s win over Juventus into a decisive comeback at the top of Serie A.
This according to today’s print edition of Milan-based newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport, who highlight the poor form of the attackers as a lingering doubt on whether the Nerazzurri can decisively put their bad form behind them.
Inter secured three vital points away to the Bianconeri, a win which saw them make up ground on AC Milan at the top of the table and also make a statement that their bad form going into the international break might be a thing of the past.
However, while the team were convincing on the defensive side of the game, keeping a clean sheet despite the best efforts of their opponents, they needed a penalty which was won by a wing-back and scored by a midfielder to get the game’s only goal.
Strikers Lautaro Martinez and Edin Dzeko were not impactful in the final third, while Joaquin Correa was little better when he came off the bench.
Both Martinez and Dzeko had been fairly prolific in the first half of the campaign, and Dzeko in particular adds a lot to the team even when not scoring.
However, the sense is that if Inter are to go on and win the Scudetto in the remaining matches of the Serie A season, the duo as well as Correa, Alexis Sanchez, and January arrival Felipe Caicedo must be on target much more regularly.
It will be Inzaghi’s task, then, to get the balance right with his selections and coaching to get the best out of the attacking options available to him.