Nerazzurri coach Simone Inzaghi has told the Inter Milan squad that they must produce statement wins against Salernitana and Benfica.
This according to today’s print edition of Rome-based newspaper Corriere dello Sport, via FCInterNews. According to the newspaper, Inzaghi has stressed that it’s not the time to panic – but that improvements are a necessity.
On Wednesday, Inter faced by far their biggest setback of the season.
The Nerazzurri squandered a first-half advantage to fall to their first Serie A defeat of the season against Sassuolo.
The Neroverdi ran out deserved winners from the San Siro. It was a flat second half performance from Inzaghi’s Inter, as they were overrun defensively and then unable to break down an organized Sassuolo shape to score an equalizer.
According to the Corriere, Inzaghi is far from ready to panic.
The coach feels that the team can right the ship very quickly.
But, the newspaper report, he has told the squad exactly what they need to do in order to regain their momentum.
Inzaghi Asks Inter Squad For Salernitana & Benfica
It would go without saying that Inter need to bounce back with a victory against Salernitana.
And then, when the Nerazzurri meet Benfica in their second Champions League group stage match of the season, three points are vital. Inter only snatched a draw in their opener in that competition away to Real Sociedad.
But it’s not just results that Inzaghi is after.
The 47-year-old wants a response to Wednesday’s poor performance as much as to the defeat.
It would be one thing if Inter lost to Sassuolo without really deserving to. But in reality, Inter were not up to their usual standards in that match – particularly in the second half.
Therefore, Inzaghi wants Inter to reassert themselves.
The coach is aiming to see his team control the match, create plenty of chances, and risk little defensively against Salernitana this evening.
And then in the Champions League on Tuesday, he wants the same thing.
If Inter can do that, the Corriere report, Inzaghi expects that last week’s loss to Sassuolo will already be a distant memory.