Inter suffered from some significant defensive errors and switch-offs in concentration to concede three goals to city rivals AC Milan in Saturday’s Serie A derby clash.
This is the view of today’s print edition of Milan-based newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport, who highlight sloppy moments and lapses in concentration by Stefan de Vrij and Samir Handanovic in particular.
De Vrij was partly at fault for both of the Rossoneri’s first two goals, with the 30-year-old caught in no man’s land on the counter that let to Rafael Leao’s equalizer before he completely failed to react to the danger posted by an Olivier Giroud goal for their second goal.
On the third goal, both de Vrij and Alessandro Bastoni switched off, with the Gazzetta arguing that only Milan Skriniar reacted to try and get anything on Leao as the Portuguese scored his second on the night.
Captain Handanovic also comes in for some criticism from the Gazzetta, as even though the 37-year-old did not make any major errors, the sense was that he did not react quickly to either of Milan’s first two goals, contrasted with how Rossoneri keeper Mike Maignan seemed to be able to get fingertips on everything.