Italian journalist Mario Sconcerti feels that Inter goalkeeper Samir Handanovic is not particularly at fault for the goals that the Nerazzurri have been conceding so far this season.
Writing in his column for Italian news outlet Calciomercato.com, Sconcerti gave the view that a lack of defensive intensity by the team as a whole rather than goalkeeping errors have been the real culprit for Inter’s poor defensive start to the campaign.
It has been noted that Inter have conceded eight goals from only nineteen shots on target across their first five matches of the Serie A season, a statistic that does not reflect overly well on Handanovic’s ability to keep shots out of the back of his net.
However, in truth the captain has not really committed any major errors in any of his five starts so far this season, even if he has not been saving the team with many spectacular saves.
Sconcerti writes that “Inter are suffering from inconsistency from some of their best players – neither Brozovic nor Barella are giving what we know they can.”
“We can’t always place the blame on the shoulders of Handanovic,” he adds, “who was perfectly fine in the derby.”
Rather, Sconcerti feels that “Physical condition is still missing from Inter as a whole. This is why they’ve conceded so many goals, there’s little defensive coverage by the team.”