Inter cannot just blame one moment of bad refereeing for ninety minutes where they looked far from their best in their 2-2 draw with Monza in Serie A over the weekend.
This is the view in today’s print edition of Milan-based newspaper Corriere della Sera, via FCInterNews, who argue that the Nerazzurri only have themselves to blame for dropping points away to the newly-promoted side.
Inter were raging over Sacchi’s premature whistle moments before what would have been a third goal by Francesco Acerbi at the U-Power Stadium, given that it turned out that there was no foul by a Nerazzurri player and Monza players were getting in each other’s way.
However, the simple truth is that this was only a few seconds in a long match in which the Nerazzurri had plenty of chances to get a stronger foothold in the game and kill the match off.
Inter’s performance was full of uncharacteristic errors and sloppiness, whilst for the Corriere della Sera it was a display characterized by nervousness.
The awareness that the margin for error is razor-thin in the title race seemed to be weighing on the players, whilst the contract situation of defender Milan Skriniar off the pitch could well have been on the Slovakian’s mind as he looked less assured than his usual self, the newspaper suggests.