Inter head coach Simone Inzaghi feels that, while the team have put in fairly performances and results, they still have to stop making some of the costly errors that they have been doing.
Speaking to the club’s official site ahead of tomorrow’s Serie A match against Hellas Verona, the coach gave his thoughts on the match and also on how the team’s season has gone so far.
Inter go in search of three points against Verona tomorrow to try and get their season back on track following a disappointing draw away to Monza and then a Coppa Italia round of sixteen tie against Parma in which extra time was needed to progress past the Serie B side.
The team’s problem this season could be summarized as being an inability to really build up momentum the way they had last campaign, as every positive run seems to have been disrupted by a setback.
For Inzaghi’s part, the coach thinks that the quality and the performances are there, but that the team need to find consistency by avoiding mistakes.
“Looking at the results since the defeat against Roma on 1 October we have played nine league games and won seven,” he said, “then we lost to Juventus and drew with Monza.”
“We have to look at us: in the last three months we have had a consistent performance, but we know and I know that we all have to improve by trying to eliminate mistakes that sometimes influence the matches.”
He continued that “We arrive after a tough game against Parma, but we are happy to have passed the round.”
“We find an opponent who returned after the break in excellent condition: they have played two important games, but even before the break Verona had already shown they were healthy, including against Juventus and AC Milan.”
Inzaghi called squad rotation “Very important: right now we have some absentees, but at this point of the season with such close matches and with the five substitutions I need the whole squad.”
As far as facing Verona goes, the coach said that “It will be an intense match, we know that many teams both in Italy and in Europe play with a three-man defence.”
“Hellas is an opponent that we have already faced over the years: speed, aggression and determination will be fundamental.”
Of the improvements that he hopes to see compared to the first few matches of 2023, Inzaghi said that “In these matches I have seen the team very focused and motivated.”
“We know what our path has been in the three matches, but we must always try to improve, because playing every three days there are always difficulties.”
And then looking ahead to next week’s Supercoppa Italiana clash with AC Milan, Inzaghi said that “We know what awaits us in Riyadh in the Supercoppa against AC Milan: we know the importance of that match for us, for the club and for the fans, but tomorrow we play Verona.”
“We’ll field the best possible team: we have some aches and pains that we’re monitoring every day, but tomorrow we’ll field a super competitive team.”