Former Inter Milan goalkeeper Walter Zenga believes that the club’s recent recovery has been in part thanks to the return to form of midfielder Marcelo Brozovic and striker Romelu Lukaku.
Appearing as a pundit for Italian television broadcaster Sky Sport Italia, and as reported by Milan based Inter Milan news-site FCInter1908, Zenga suggested that the Nerazzurri’s run of four consecutive wins, including a 2-0 victory over Roma in Serie A yesterday, coincided with increased influence from Brozovic and Lukaku.
The pair have come in for criticism this season but have impressed over the past few weeks, with Lukaku netting the second goal in the win at the Stadio Olimpico.
“In the last month there has been the return of Brozovic and the return of Lukaku. To express themselves well, teams have to be in a good place,” Zenga stated.
“Jose Mourinho said he had no spare parts, if you are playing well then you can produce. If you put these two players in the engine and you can rotate them, things change and become easier.”
Zenga also argued that Inter coach Simone Inzaghi had handled the pressures of the season well and not let criticism affect him.
“Inzaghi is well disposed, always kind, with a smile, I’ve never seen him respond badly.
“In my opinion, the criticism has not bothered him, it washes off him like a raincoat. His negative moods, when they eventually come, are not transferred to the team.”
Zenga made 473 appearances for Inter from 1982 until 1994, winning the Serie A title and two UEFA Cups.