Italian journalist Massimo Marianella believes that Inter’s Serie A clash with Udinese this afternoon will be a good indicator of how much they’ve really put their early bad form behind them.
Speaking to Italian broadcaster Sky Sport Italia, Marianella gave the view that the Nerazzurri will find themselves facing a tough test after some tentative signs that they have actually recovered from difficult early losses.
Inter managed to win their past two matches against the likes of Torino and Viktoria Plzen, which has been enough to give some oxygen to the team who had been feeling the effects of losses to AC Milan, Lazio, and Bayern Munich.
However, these were not exactly the most challenging matches that the Nerazzurri could have come up against following sterner tests against direct rivals, but Udinese’s form suggests that they really good give this team a proper examination even if they are not as strong as a team like Milan or Lazio on paper.
“The Nerazzurri will be tested by a well-coached team, who have shown themselves to be capable of bringing a top side like Roma to their knees,” Marianella said.
“Inter are doing better now but they hadn’t had a great start to the season,” he added, predicting that today will be “A tough test and a key match for Inter. The challenge at the Dacia Arena will tell us how good this Udinese are and how far Inter have really recovered.”