Inter defender Alessandro Bastoni and Nicolo Barella have come in for criticism for their performances with the Italian national team who were emphatically defeated by a 5-2 scoreline against Germany in the Nations League.

Yesterday’s print edition of Milan-based newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport gave Bastoni a 4/10 score and Barella 5/10 for their displays in the bad defeat for the Azzurri, although Federico Dimarco received a somewhat more positive 6/10 grade for his contribution off the bench.

The Azzurri will have been hoping for a positive performance and result to sign off from the international break, but instead found themselves 5-0 down to Germany midway through the second half.

Bastoni was one of the main players at fault for the defensive collapse in the view of the Gazzetta, who blame the 23-year-old’s inattentive defending and a lack of physical presence, whilst Barella also had an evening to forget.

However, Dimarco showed something more positive in his substitute appearance, and the Gazzetta gave him a better 6/10 score, particularly highlighting his involvements in Italy’s two goals back.