Former Lazio and Torino goalkeeper Luca Marchegiani believes that starting strike pair Edin Dzeko and Joaquin Correa did not give Inter much of a cutting edge up front against Spezia.
Speaking to Italian broadcaster Sky Sport Italia, Marchegiani was critical of the duo’s lack of real presence in the penalty area in the Nerazzurri’s 3-1 win away in Liguria.
Dzeko and Correa were trusted to lead the line for Inter against Spezia after they had also been the starting duo against Hellas Verona in the previous match.
The two forwards did well to keep the team ticking over in possession, but neither got on then scoresheet, and it was only when they were replaced by Lautaro Martinez and Alexis Sanchez that the Nerazzurri got the two decisive goals for the win.
Marchegiani feels that this is a problem, and that if Dzeko and Correa are to continue starting then this is an aspect of their game which they must improve on notably.
“In my opinion, in a match like the one on Friday, one of the two strikers between Dzeko and Correa should have occupied the penalty area better,” he said. “There was virtually no trace of Correa in the match against Spezia.”