Former Lazio striker Paolo Di Canio has criticised Inter coach Simone Inzaghi in the wake of their 2-0 defeat to Juventus in the Derby d’Italia yesterday, comparing him to predecessor Antonio Conte.

The Nerazzurri lost at the Allianz Stadium in Serie A thanks to goals from Adrien Rabiot and Nicolo Fagioli in the second half, as Juventus leapfrogged them in the table.

Speaking on Sky Calcio Club on Italian television broadcaster Sky Sport Italia last night, and as reported by, the former West Ham United and Celtic forward felt that Inzaghi lacked the communication skills to influence the team in key moments.

“I love Inzaghi, but his communication is at a low level for how he is coaching, and his communication skills have not improved after two years at Inter,” Di Canio claimed.

The 54-year-old former Sunderland coach was unimpressed with Inzaghi’s post match claims that his side had faced a difficult run in, and had not taken their chances after playing well.

“You can’t say such things as “we played difficult games away”. I didn’t think there was a league where you play only at home.

“You have to talk about the fact that you had the chances, you could score and you didn’t.”

Meanwhile, Di Canio also drew comparisons with the leadership skills of ex-Inter and current Tottenham Hotspur coach Conte, after Nicolo Barella had let Filip Kostic run free to set up Rabiot for the opening goal.

“Simone is very good at building that idea of ​​controlling football, but if Conte was there he would educate and indoctrinate the players to teach them that if who if they are unbalanced they must commit a foul,” he continued.

“Barella does not go there by chance and let him escape. They are teachings and details, and they are two different coaches,” Di Canio concluded.

Inter have slipped into seventh place in Serie A after suffering a fifth league defeat from their opening 13 matches.