Italy legend Marco Tardelli downplays the recent Inter Milan defeat at the hands of Sassuolo. He believes it was a mere misstep on the club’s part.

The Nerazzurri started the Serie A season with five wins in a row. But their perfect run reached an abrupt end last night at the Giuseppe Meazza Stadium.

Denzel Dumfries gave the hosts the lead with left-foot strike. But after the interval, the Neroverdi turned the result upside-down with back-to-back goals from Nedim Bajrami and Domenico Berardi.

Nevertheless, former Inter midfielder and manager Marco Tardelli believes it was only a hiccup for Simone Inzaghi’s men.

The 1982 World Cup hero insists that the Nerazzurri remain a solid team despite last night’s defeat.

Therefore, he shrugs off all comparison to last season’s domestic campaign when the Beneamata conceded a staggering 12 defeats.

“Inter played a good match, they played well, but they lacked the determination they always had,” said the Juventus legend in his appearance on Rai via FcInterNews.

“The Nerazzurri’s display dropped during the match. They are paying the price for the several commitments.

Former Inter Milan Player And Manager Marco Tardelli Downplays The Club’s Recent Defeat To Sassuolo

“However, his isn’t the same Inter side that suffered 12 defeats last season. It’s a solid team in all aspects. That’s a fact.

“But I just couldn’t see the same determination, especially in defense.”

The Nerazzurri will have the chance to return to winning ways when they travel south this weekend. They will take on Salernitana at the Arecchi Stadium on Saturday night.