Former Nerazzurri defender Antonio Paganin believes that Inter looked like they had been mentally unburdened with their performance against Spezia yesterday evening.
Speaking to Italian broadcaster TMW Radio, Paganin expressed the view that the Nerazzurri looked composed and calm, and that they didn’t take any needless risks in the 3-1 win.
Inter needed to take three points from their clash away in Liguria, as any dropped points would have been an opportunity for the likes of AC Milan and Napoli to catch up with them.
However, the team didn’t look like they were feeling the pressure, and patiently played their game in search of the win, which in the end was well-deserved.
Paganin was impressed by what he saw from the Nerazzurri, which he argued was the look of a team who have put their mental block behind them to play at their best again.
“The impression I got is that beyond the goal conceded from Maggiore, Inter were always in control of the game,” he said.
“They never took unnecessary risks,” he went on. “Correa and Dzeko didn’t look like he most brilliant pair today, but Inzaghi has discovered that these changes can work well.”
“The problem may be replacing Brozovic,” he added, “since there’s no alternative in midfield.”
“Their next matches will require an exertion of not just physical but also mental energy,” Paganin concluded. “Inzaghi has made a football democracy by leaving the players free to make their decisions. Inter looked mentally unblocked.”