Inter Milan legendary defender Beppe Bergomi believes that the Nerazzurri struggle against teams who defend deep.

In an interview with Italian broadcaster Sky Sport Italia following the Derby d’Italia, as reported by, former Inter defender Beppe Bergomi pointed out that Inter were better in the first half, but the match changed when they conceded a goal on the counter attack following a corner in their favour.

“It was a match that was balanced with Inter being better in the first half. When the match is balanced, there can be no mistakes. Inter conceded following their own corner and from there the game changed.

“It just needed an moment to change the match. Barella has to do better on the corner. Inter has lost five games and there are only five teams behind them for the amount of goals conceded.

“The mental aspect has to be the focus,” said the former Inter defender.

“Juventus conceded very little. Inter continues to have trouble against teams that defend deep. The Nerazzurri are weaker when compared to the team that won the league title.

“Inter has to already take the match to their opponent. They lost a player like Perisic, who gives you more options. The Nerazzurri are among the last in dribbled attempted.

“Inter have played the last two months without their best players and when they play against the big teams, we see their fragility,” concluded the Inter legend.

The former Inter Milan captain played his entire career with the Nerazzurri and made 517 appearances in Serie A with the club from 1979 until he retired from football in 1999.

During his time with the Nerazzurri, Bergomi won one Serie A title in 1988-89, one Coppa Italia in 1981-82, one Supercoppa Italiana in 1989 and three UEFA Cup’s in each of the 1990-91, 1993-94 and 1997-98 seasons.

Bergomi was also part of the 1982 FIFA World Cup winning Italian National Team that beat West Germany 3-1 in the final.