Joaquin Correa was the one forward who completely failed to impress in the Nerazzurri’s Serie A win over Napoli on Wednesday.
This is the view in today’s print edition of Milan-based newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport, via FCInterNews, who argue that whilst Edin Dzeko, Romelu Lukaku, and Lautaro Martinez all showed why they can be important players for Inter, Correa did not.
Dzeko started the match in attack, and the Bosnian repaid the faith of coach Simone Inzaghi not just with his excellently-taken headed goal to win the match, but also with an assured all-round display.
Meanwhile, the Bosnian’s starting strike partner on the night Romelu Lukaku still showed rust with some poor first touches and passes, but even lacking full match-fitness, helped the team up the pitch and put the Partenopei backline under significant pressure.
Martinez and Correa came on in the second half to replace Lukaku and Dzeko respectively.
The former put in exactly the kind of performance that was needed, as some neat turns, flicks, and passes helped the team out of pressure, and the World Cup winner also won several useful fouls high up the pitch.
Martinez’s compatriot Correa, on the other hand, gave the ball away several times despite having come on fresh, and also committed a couple unncessary fouls as he did not look totally alert to the tempo of the match.