Former Inter midfielder Stephane Dalmat feels that the quality of Bayern Munich should be no excuse for the manner of Inter’s defeat to the Germans in the Champions League.
Speaking on his Instagram story, as reported by FCInterNews, the Frenchman gave the view that the Nerazzurri’s defeat at the hands of the German champions reflected a lack of quality in their team, and also gave his thoughts on Andre Onana’s debut in Inter’s goal.
Inter were well-beaten by Bayern in their Champions League group stage opener, with the 2-0 scoreline more than fair as a reflection of the Bavarians’ superiority over the ninety minutes.
The Nerazzurri had some positive moments and seemed genuinely determined to push for something to give them a foothold and get a result, but in the end didn’t seem to have the quality to overcome truly top-class opposition in the form of Bayern.
“Yesterday I saw a match in which Inter played badly,” Dalmat said. “It’s true that Bayern Munich are strong, but Liverpool are too. And seeing Napoli beat Liverpool 4-1, I say that compared to Inter there’s a quality problem.”
“Without Lukaku it’s a different Inter,” he continued, “Romelu is the only one who can make a difference and scare the opponents, they’re missing other top-level players, it’s necessary to have players like that at the Champions League level.”
Dalmat also praised goalkeeper Onana for how he made his Inter debut, stating that “Andre had an extraordinary game and showed he can be the starting goalkeeper, I didn’t see anything wrong from him.”