Former Inter defender Riccardo Ferri has labelled Inter as a ‘cohesive’ group even when they are in a tough game and losing, according to a report in the Italian broadcast media.
Speaking whilst on Sport Mediaset, via FCInter1908, Riccardo Ferri discussed the team spirit that Inter showed to come from behind and beat Juventus 4-2 in the Coppa Italia final on Wednesday night.
“Maybe it is not blatant, but this is a cohesive group even in difficulties: I am aware of what happens during training, the group has been united even in the physiological decline and where it was no longer expressing its potential.
“There was talk of a group that was not cohesive, but it was the opposite. It is a group that is made up of great personalities and great strength: it is a group to consolidate and improve.”
He also had some specific praise for Federico Dimarco who was introduced in the second half by Simone Inzaghi and he had a very positive effect on Inter’s play.
“Inzaghi won it with yet another demonstration of character: with the entry of Dimarco on the left, Inter grinded out a lot of play.”
The one downer for Inter on the night was Ivan Perisic’s comments suggesting that he is angry at the club for not agreeing on a new contract with him. Riccardo Ferri said that it was not in tune with the rest of the evening for the Nerazzurri given the wild celebrations on the pitch and in the stands.
“Perisic? A statement that clashes with the evening, not in tune with what Marotta said. Inter, however, excel in difficulties: they have great character and know how to suffer, then find the solution to get out of difficulties.”