Inter succumbed to their second defeat of the season on Saturday evening at the hands of bitter rivals AC Milan.
Despite taking an early lead through Marcelo Brozovic, Inter were taught something of a lesson by the current champions.
The sheer manner of the defeat led Inter fans to show their frustrations post match, with coach Simone Inzaghi getting the brunt of the blame.
Here’s what we learned this week from Inter.
1) Samir Handanovic Out & Andre Onana In, Surely?
Summer saw the arrival of Samir Handanovic’s successor.
After a near decade of phenomenal service, the Slovakian stopper has seemed to tail off as he’s gotten older and it is obvious to anyone who watches Inter regularly that his replacement is needed.
In came Andre Onana through the doors of Appiano Gentile this summer. Aged 25 with bags of top level experience, Onana has the potential to be Inter’s future custodian for many years to come.
Now is the time to make the transition as Saturday was yet more proof that Handanovic’s best days are behind him.
2) Robin Gosens Out Of Favour?
A rather alarming transfer rumour story surfaced with just a few days to go of the transfer market.
German wing-back Robin Gosens was seemingly about to return to his homeland and sign on for Bayer Leverkusen.
Since his arrival in January, the former Atalanta man has seriously struggled to replicate the form he showed at La Dea which saw him rated as one of the best in Europe in his left sided role.
Just over twelve months ago, Gosens was shining for Germany in the European Championships so what has gone so badly wrong?
A serious injury last Autumn has set him back for sure but thus far it’s hard to see how good he can be for Inter when he hasn’t been trusted by the coach.
Will we ever see the best of Gosens in an Inter shirt?
Not unless the manager puts a little trust in him.
3) Underwhelming But Necessary Swoop For Francesco Acerbi
Inter swooped to sign an old trusty lieutenant of Simone Inzaghi in the shape of Francesco Acerbi on deadline day.
The 35 year old defender replaces the void left by the departed Andrea Ranocchia and should provide cover for what could be a long season.
Sure it’s not majorly exciting or quite Gleison Bremer but the former Sassuolo defender should be a cheap low risk backup option.
4) Nicolo Barella Off The Boil
Nicolo Barella is an outstanding player and perhaps one of the best in his position in world football.
Dynamic, strong and in possession of a wand of a right foot, Barella has it all.
However, since the departure of Antonio Conte we haven’t seen the best of Barella and this term so far we have seen a player who seems a little off the boil.
A little restricted by his role under Inzaghi perhaps?
Barella needs to be given a little more license to roam, a role that is currently occupied by Hakan Calhanoglu, meaning that Barella is a little pigeonholed at the moment.
Can he adapt like Skriniar did to a back three system?
We shall see.
5) Bayern Munich A Tough Test Inter Don’t Need Right Now
A tired looking start to the Serie A season so far from Inter has left fans questioning the side’s ability to challenge for the Scudetto this season.
After two defeats from three and both against the only credible sides that Inter have faced, they must now face one of Europe’s elite in the former of Bayern Munich.
Free scoring Bayern have once again started their Bundesliga campaign like a train and possess significantly more top level Champions League experience than Inter.
Escaping with any form of positive result is paramount but a very difficult task none the less.
A repeat of 2010? We can hope and dream.