Matteo Darmian believes that Inter Milan are working to put last season’s inconsistencies behind them this time around.
The 33-year-old spoke to Italian broadcaster RAI Radio, via FCInterNews.
There were certainly plenty of positives for Inter last season.
The Nerazzurri won the Coppa Italia and Supercoppa Italiana. And most impressively of all, they reached the Champions League final.
But none of this can mask the fact that in the league, Inter were nowhere near good enough.
There were some good performances and periods of form.
But these always came to a grinding halt with some bad result or other.
Particular in matches against the “smaller” teams, switch-offs and lapses in attention or motivation cost Inter dearly.
This meant that Inter were never really in touching distance of Napoli at the top of the Serie A table.
That fact was certainly a frustrating one for the Nerazzurri. There was a sense that the team had missed another opportunity to get their hands on the Serie A title.
Matteo Darmian Believes Inter Working To Avoid Highs & Lows From Last Season
This time around, there have been a couple tough matches in which Inter have dropped points. They lost to Sassuolo and drew against Bologna.
But these have been much more blips, whilst the overall trend early this campaign has been positive.
So far, Inter have by and large managed to keep positive form going, rather than having it constantly disrupted.
“We learned a lot from the mistakes we made last last season,” Darmian reflected.
“And this season we don’t want to repeat them,” he continued.
The veteran former Manchester United and Torino defender explained that “We work every day to avoid having the same kinds of highs and lows that we had last season.”
“We’re on the right path and we have to keep going like this.”