Former Inter coach Andrea Stramaccioni believes that this current Nerazzurri team have undeniable quality but that a lack of consistent performances is holding them back.

Speaking to Italian broadcaster TMW Radio, as reported by L’Interista, the former coach weighed in on Inter’s form so far this season, suggesting that an inability to repeat their best displays on a regular basis has been their main problem.

Few would deny that Inter have a squad capable of competing for important trophies, at least on paper.

The Nerazzurri have gotten the season off to a start that could be generously described as mixed, however, particularly in the first few weeks of the campaign which saw them lose four of their opening eight matches in Serie A.

There have been some performances that have certainly done justice to the quality that their squad contains, but in Stramaccioni’s view, these have been too few and far between considering what the team should be capable of.

“They’re definitely lacking consistency, even if they finished off the first part of the season well, while they lack personality in away matches, and are conceding a lot of goals which is not like last season.”

“There is a lack of consistency but the team remains very high-level,” he continued.

“I see them being one of Napoli’s main rivals.”

“It will be essential to get off to a fast start when they come back, particularly because Inter have several players at the World Cup, and given that this is completely new to us, we don’t know what kind of physical and mental condition they’ll be in.”