Italian journalist Andrea Di Caro feels that Inter put in a performance similar to that of their best form of the season when they beat Hellas Verona 2-0 yesterday evening.
Writing in his column in today’s print edition of Milan-based newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport, Di Caro compared the display to the kinds of performances that the team had in December.
Inter’s best form of the season came in November and December when they produced an eight-match winning run in the league which saw them surge to the top of the Serie A table and look almost uncatchable.
A number of setbacks in February and March starting with a painful derby defeat at the hands of AC Milan put all of that into doubt, however, and suggested that the team could struggle to play the way they had in December again this season.
However, against Verona the Nerazzurri were in full flow again, and Di Caro writes that “Had it not been a pleasant spring afternoon, it would have felt like December.”
“Inter turned the clock back to the end of 2021,” he continues. “Because the match against Verona recalled one of the many beautiful and convincing victories strung together in the long winter streak that had launched Inzaghi towards the second star.”
“What happened in 2022 is now well-known,” he goes on, “the lost derby against Milan that awakened their demons and took away the security from the team, the exit from the Champions League, the athletic decline, the less brilliant game, scoring half as many goals per game as in 2021.”
“Yesterday’s game against Verona was important not only for the points, but also for the performance,” Di Caro argues.
“Confirmation was sought on the compactness of the team shown at Turin and improvements from the point of view of the style of play,” he argues.
He concludes that “Both have arrived. Inter thus return to frighten their opponents, and deals a big blow to Napoli and Milan.”