Legendary former AC Milan coach Arrigo Sacchi feels that Inter have not shown any capacity to grow into the season over their past few matches.
Speaking to Milan-based newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport in an interview published in today’s print edition, Sacchi criticized the Nerazzurri’s performance against Roma yesterday, and suggested that it didn’t show any improvement from earlier losses this season.
Inter’s start to the season was hardly ideal, and will have been one that the team were desperate to put behind them with improvements in performance.
Yesterday’s match against Roma could have been an opportunity to do just this, but instead switch-offs in key moments and a lack of ruthlessness in the final third saw them slump to yet another defeat.
For Sacchi, there was little that was convincing about that match from either side, and showed that the Nerazzurri aren’t learning from their mistakes.
“I think neither of the teams would have deserved to win,” he argued.
“I really don’t like how certain matches are played.”
“Too tactical, always played at a slow tempo.”
“Both teams were waiting for a moment of magic from a top player or an error to capitalize on,” Sacchi continued.
“Inzaghi and Mourinho are excellent tacitcians, but the fans expecting something more,” he argued.
“There was hardly a lack of good players on the pitch,” he suggested, “there was no lack of possibility for a good match.”
As for whether he thinks that Inter are out of the Scudetto race, Sacchi pointed out that “This is a unique season, there will be a break for the World Cup.”
“We’ll see,” he continued. “Of course, now they’re far off fighting at the top, and they’ve shown no signs of improvement over their last few matches.”