Inter Milan coach Simone Inzaghi feels that the team have to make sure they absorb the lessons from last season’s slip-ups in Serie A.
Speaking to Italian broadcaster Sky Sport Italia ahead of this evening’s match against Salerntiana, via FCInterNews, the coach also praised forward Alexis Sanchez for how he has looked in training.
Last season, Inter’s record in matches against teams in the lower end if the table was far from ideal.
The Nerazzurri dropped points against the likes of Udinese, Empoli, Sampdoria, Spezia, Monza, and Salernitana.
Whilst there were numerous reasons for this, one of the big ones was a lack of clinical finishing.
Inter tended to control much of the possession, and create dangerous situations and chances. But there was hardly any consistency or cutting edge once the team reached the penalty area.
At the start of this season, that looked to be quite the opposite.
The Nerazzurri beat the likes of Monza and Cagliari in fairly ruthless. Then, against Empoli there were one or two signs of last season’s Inter – the Nerazzurri dominated possession of the ball but needed a spectacular long-range goal from Federico Dimarco to break through.
And then against Sassuolo on Wednesday, Inter were made to pay for their lack of cutting edge in the final third.
The Nerazzurri once again had the majority of the ball.
But it was the Neroverdi who were ruthless with their chances. Inter on the other hand were not able to find an equalizer despite having plenty of time to do so.
Inter Coach Simone Inzaghi: Have To Learn The Lessons From Last Season
Inzaghi said that “We need to make use of the lessons from last season.”
He looked back to the last time that Inter played away at Salernitana. “It was a match in which we played well but didn’t kill it off,” the coach noted.
“And then we paid for it by conceding the equalizer.”
The Inter coach admitted that “It hurts to have lost on Wednesday. We’re sorry for it.”
“We know that it won’t be easy this evening,” he continued. “Salernitana have quality and are a well-coached team.”
“We need to play a top-quality match,” the coach added.
As for forward Sanchez, Inzaghi said that “We know him.”
“He has a lot of quality,” the coach said of the Chilean forward.
“He’s done very well in training over the last month. He’s brought himself up to the same level as the rest of the players in the squad.”
“However, I expect a good response from everyone who plays.”