Former Cagliari, Juventus, and AC Milan striker Alessandro Matri believes that it is now clear that Inter are not the same team that they were last season.
Speaking to Italian broadcaster DAZN following the Nerazzurri’s 3-1 defeat at the hands of Udinese, Matri gave the view that the number of individual errors in particular highlights a problem with the way that the team appears to be functioning compared to last season.
Even with the failure to win the Scudetto on the final day, there could have been few complaints about the Nerazzurri’s performance last season, winning two trophies and going on an impressive winning run in the league between November and January.
The initial feeling when the team did not quite start the current campaign at the same level was that it could simply be the kind of slump that momentarily appeared throughout the last one and that they would be back to their best, but it is becoming increasingly difficult to support this view for Matri.
“Inter looked confused to me,” he argued. “The gaps between the positions were bigger. It’s no longer the same Inter as last season, today they conceded 4-5 clear counterattacks, they seemed too broken.”
The former striker blamed “Certain attitudes from the players in marking, lapses in attention and individual errors. Some calmness has been lost. Inzaghi has the locker room in hand anyway, some choices will obviously lead to discussion.”