Inter Milan’s Serie A win over Monza was a methodical, drama-free victory.
Today’s print edition of Milan-based newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport, via FCInterNews, note how a performance like yesterday’s will have come as a breath of fresh air after last weekend’s match against Hellas Verona.
The form sheet will show that Inter have taken six points from six in their last two Serie A matches.
But as is so often the case, the results alone don’t tell the entire story of either match.
Against Verona last Saturday afternoon, Inter needed late drama and plenty of controversy to get the better of the relegation-battling Gialloblu.
That match did not see the Nerazzurri at their best.
Inter got away with it in the end, as they both scored and saw Verona miss a penalty during stoppage time.
But when the dust settled, there was justifiable anxiety about the performance.
Inter cannot expect to relentlessly win playing like they did against Verona. and there is just no way that that sort of wild ending will always go the way of the Nerazzurri.
Inter Drama-Free Vs Monza In Serie A
Against Monza yesterday, by contrast, there was no need for any nail-biting climax.
Inter did score a couple of goals late on in the match.
But these came after the Nerazzurri had already all but secured the three points.
For the neutral, there may not have been the kind of thrills that were on show against Verona. But for Inter, that is precisely what they will want.
The Nerazzurri have already shown that they have the blueprint to beat midtable teams in Serie A convincingly and with a minimum of fuss this season.
And yesterday’s match was one of the clearest demonstrations of that yet.
Now, Inter will have to prove that they can win that way more times in the coming months.
And largely avoid the kinds of dramatic matches that they had against Verona.