A summit held by the Inter squad appears to have made a difference after the Nerazzurri returned to winning ways with a 2-1 victory over Cremonese yesterday.

As reported in today’s newspaper edition of La Gazzetta dello Sport, the meeting conducted by the players without any staff present after last week’s 1-0 defeat to Empoli played a role in getting the team back on track.

Inter showed greater attacking intent but were dragged over the line by striker Lautaro Martinez and his two goals, with the Argentina international likened to a bull who gored Cremonese into submission, and is leading the fight for Champions League qualification.

Martinez allowed Inter to overlook a host of missed chances and the lack of impact from substitute Romelu Lukaku, but the overall team performance showed a marked improvement.

Indeed, the Nerazzurri’s team meeting appears to have forged a stronger togetherness, with Simone Inzaghi’s side more convincing on the ball and players such as Alessandro Bastoni and Denzel Dumfries enjoying their best games for some time.