Former Inter defender Daniele Adani feels that Nerazzurri coach Simone Inzaghi got his approach wrong in Monday’s Serie A defeat at the hands of Empoli.

Speaking on Christian Vieri’s Twitch channel, via FCInter1908, Adani gave the view that the performance was one of the worst he’s seen from Inter in a while, and that the team were too negative and cautious after going down a man.

The red card received by defender Milan Skriniar in the first half of their match against Empoli certainly left the team with a lot of work to do.

The Nerazzurri had spells of possession, but seemed to approach the game trying to keep things under control rather than pushing to defeat the Tuscans despite their numerical disadvantage.

This strategy was hardly rewarded, however, as the Nerazzurri lost to a second half goal from midfielder Tommaso Baldanzi anyway, and in the view of Adani, coach Inzaghi took the wrong approach.

“Int was a bad match from Inter, both before, during, and after, it was one of our worst in recent seasons,” he said.

“It was badly managed during the first half, the team looked uninspired, never precise or dangerous against a team whose squad is worth about a hundredth of theirs.”

“It got even worse with how they interpreted the match after going down a man,” Adani continued.

“Inter’s performance was very negative,” he argued.

“Inter still have the quality to outplay Empoli even with ten men,” the former defender continued, “the same team that went to Barcelona to play that match and won the Supercoppa five days prior can’t have such a cautious attitude.”