Former Nerazzurri defender Daniele Adani feels that Inter Milan managed to beat Empoli even without playing close to their best.

Adani spoke to Italian broadcaster RAI Radio, via FCInterNEws.

Inter could not have hoped for a start to the Serie A season much better than the one they’ve had.

The Nerazzurri have scored fourteen goals and conceded just a solitary effort across the first five matches of the campaign. This has been good value for a perfect start to the season.

Five wins from five have given Inter an early advantage in the Serie A table.

AC Milan are three points behind the Nerazzurri after a 5-1 derby thrashing. And then Juventus are five points back, and champions Napoli already eight points adrift.

It’s early on in the season still, but the sense is that Inter are the pace-setters in Serie A.

And there is hardly been any good fortune in this start. The perfect points total has been a reflection of the team’s performances, looking as though they have reached something close to the highest level of their coach Simone Inzaghi’s approach and style of play.

Adani: Inter Milan Beat Empoli At A Canter

“This season Inter manage to bring home wins even when they’re not playing at their best,” Adani said.

“They can find the back of the net through the wingbacks, the midfielders, the strikers, Calhanoglu,” he noted.

“They’re a very strong team and they know it. They know how to manage the tempo and rhythm of a match.”

Adani then suggested that “I don’t think it’s a surprise. We expected this from them.”

“Last season the twelve matches that they lost was just way too much,” he added. “The gap from Napoli was larger than it should have been.”

He also noted that “Inter’s real strength has always been creating a lot of chances, now I also like the way they play.”