Legendary former Nerazzurri captain Beppe Bergomi feels that Inter Milan have a problem of needing to always play at their best to win.
Bergomi spoke to Milan-based newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport, via FCInter1908. He underlined a certain difficulty that Inter have in grinding out wins without playing at their best.
This season, Inter have won six of their eight Serie A matches so far.
Five of those were by margins of more than two goals. Few would deny that the Nerazzurri had been the better side in those victories, and by some distance.
On the other hand, Inter’s dropped points came in a 2-1 loss against Sassuolo and a 2-2 draw against Bologna.
It is notable that, of Inter’s three close matches this season they have won only one, losing one and drawing another.
This is in contrast to the Nerazzurri’s city rivals AC Milan. The Rossoneri have found a way to get the job done against Hellas Verona and Bologna in 1-0 wins
Bergomi: Inter Struggle When They Aren’t At Their Absolute Best
“So far Inter have proven themselves to be a great team,” Bergomi said.
“Of course, days [like the one against Bologna leave a bad taste in the mouth,” he added.
Bergomi argued that “Inter are a team who always have to play at their best in order to achieve what they do.”
He explained that this is “Because it’s the collective that makes the difference. They don’t have a player who can beat his man, to create superiority.”
“So everything they build they do so with possession moves that involve everyone.”
“Very often we see brilliant matches, where they dominate,” the former Inter defender noted. “But then when there are lapses are errors, there can be unpleasant surprises.”
He noted that “Inter play with a very delicate balance.”
“With Inzaghi’s style of play, there’s a huge expenditure of energy,” Bergomi went on. “Both physical and mental.”
“They can pay for the slightest drop in energy. And at the moment, they are doing just that.”