Inter’s directors have told coach Simone Inzaghi that they want next week’s Supercoppa Italiana against AC Milan to act as a kind of turning point for the rest of the season.
This according to today’s print edition of Milan-based newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport, via FCInterNews, who report that the Nerazzurri directors feel that Wednesday’s clash with the Rossoneri in Riyadh must set an emphatically positive tone after erratic form all season so far.
Inter came back from the World Cup break with a bang by convincingly beating league leaders Napoli in their first Serie A match back.
However, in the team’s next two matches they slumped to a draw away to Monza and struggled to overcome Serie B team Parma at the San Siro in the Coppa Italia round of sixteen.
This is par for the course for Inter this season, as there have been some sparkling results and performances, but also setbacks which have always seemed to arrive at just the right moment to halt the team’s momentum.
On Wednesday, Inter will have their first chance at silverware as they take on city rivals Milan for the Supercoppa, a trophy that they won last season.
From the point of view of the Nerazzurri’s directors, this is a match in which a positive showing will be necessary, so that the team have a platform to build on in Serie A, in the Coppa Italia, and in the Champions League over the coming months.