Inter followed up their spectacular win over AC Milan in midweek by disposing of Jose Mourinho’s Roma.
A very comfortable 3-1 victory at San Siro showed the makings of potential champions in an Inter side full of confidence.
A few weeks is a long time in football and it looks as if Inter have well and truly put to bed their horrible spring form.
Here’s what we learned from a comfortable win at San Siro.
1) Dangerous Denzel
Denzel Dumfries has the makings of a match winner in his current state.
A player who has found it tough at times to settle at the club, Dumfries became the first defender to score home and away against Roma since the great Giancinto Facchetti.
The positions that the Dutchman takes up on the field are frightening and perhaps even more deadly than Achraf Hakimi.
A fifth goal of the season to add to his six assists show him to be the stand out wing back in Serie A stats wise this year.
Not bad for €12.5million.
2) Hakan Calhanoglu Lives In AC Milan Fans Heads Rent Free
After his excellent social media post on Tuesday night, Hakan Calhanoglu has spent the week torturing the Rossoneri faithful.
A win in the derby added to a fine individual performance against Roma in which he provided two assists makes this week one to remember for the Turkey international.
The former Hamburg maestro has certainly proved to be excellent value and now finds himself at the top of the league’s assist charts.
Brahim Diaz who?
3) Bastoni Due A Break?
Sure he didn’t start against Roma but perhaps a more extended break on the sidelines could do Alessandro Bastoni some real good.
After complaining of cramp against Milan and being taken off, the Italy international looked jaded and feeling the heat of what has been a massive few months.
A young player playing at his level is so rare to see and it must not be underestimated that he is still a developing talent which is a very frightening thought.
Federico DiMarco may come in handy to give a little break for Bastoni who needs managing with kid gloves to ensure he doesn’t burnout.
4) Epic Brozo Adding Goals
Not normally a prolific scorer, Marcelo Brozovic now has two in two league games.
Primarily a regista so goals aren’t top of his agenda, the Croat is currently gathering a mass of media attention as many are now starting to see just how big of a contribution he is making to Inter.
Holding the side together and able to dictate any game at this level with absolute ease, the idea of regular goals being added to his game is a real worry for any side lining up against Brozovic.
Mainstream football must notice Marcelo Brozovic as one of the best midfielders in world football.
5) Napoli Choke & Milan Psychologically Damaged?
After thumping Milan in the Coppa semi final, Inter gained a significant mental advantage.
Sure this wasn’t league action and they’re far from out the title race but it must not be estimated the damage a title defeat can do as we saw in the previous derby which saw Inter fall off and Milan grow strong, although Rossoneri did beat Lazio with a late Sandro Tonali winner.
Napoli as they seem to do have dropped away in typical Spalletti fashion. A poor defeat against Empoli hit them for six and now sees them with a real task to catch the two Milan sides as games run out.
Inter have the best run in on paper and now appear to be full of confidence. They know that winning all of their games will win them the title too which gives them a real edge knowing that their fate is in their own hands.
The thought that Inter were favourites for the league was perhaps a little optimistic a few weeks back now looks to be fruitful. Game on.