Inter coach Simone Inzaghi can be satisfied that his team are continuing to earn results despite flattering to deceive in recent weeks.

As reported in today’s newspaper edition of Tuttosport, the former Lazio coach has enjoyed a good month since the return of domestic action after the World Cup break, with three wins and one draw, including yesterday’s 1-0 victory over Hellas Verona.

The first of those victories came against a dominant Napoli side who had yet to taste defeat in the league, before succumbing to a 1-0 loss on 4 January thanks to an Edin Dzeko header.

Whilst Inter were held to a stoppage time 2-2 draw against Monza, it is argued that the Nerazzurri ought to have gone 3-1 up in that game after a refereeing howler saw a legitimate Francesco Acerbi goal wrongfully disallowed.

The Nerazzurri laboured against Parma in the Coppa Italia in midweek but emerged as 2-1 winners in extra-time, and this was followed up by the win over Verona.

Although Inzaghi’s side have not hit top form, they continue to find results and this bodes well as they look to close the gap to Napoli at the top of the table.

Inter are also boosted by a defence that maintained a clean sheet, the recoveries of midfielders Hakan Calhanoglu and Nicolo Barella after injuries against Monza, and the form of Lautaro Martinez in attack.