Former Roma striker Ciccio Graziani feels it was “not a good look” for Inter Milan to be as below-par as they were against Sassuolo.

The former Italy international gave his thoughts on the Nerazzurri’s surprise loss speaking on Italian broadcaster SportMediaset, via FCInter1908.

Inter fell to a shock second defeat of the Serie A season against Sassuolo on Saturday evening.

The Nerazzurri’s only other loss in the league had also come against the same opposition.

The Neroverdi confirmed their status as a certifiable “bogey team” for Inter with the victory.

It was not a result that had any effect on Inter’s season in terms of trophies or other goals. The Nerazzurri already wrapped up the Serie A title a couple of weeks ago.

But for Sassuolo, the three points were absolutely precious.

That is because the Emilian team are in the relegation zone.

The victory against Inter did not lift Sassuolo out of the bottom three. But it took them to within a couple of points of safety.

That is not great news for some of Sassuolo’s relegation rivals like Frosinone, Empoli, Udinese, and Hellas Verona – two of whom Inter face in their last three matches of the season.

Those teams will have hoped that the newly-crowned champions Inter would have done them a favour by at least drawing against Sassuolo.

Graziani: Inter Performance Vs Sassuolo “Not A Good Look”

Former striker Graziani commented that “For Inter, the season is already over.”

“For the other teams, there are still very important objectives left to fight for.”

“It’s still an exciting season,” Graziani said, in spite of the title race being over.

The former Italy international gave the view that “Professionally, it wasn’t a good look from the team that had won the Scudetto a couple weeks earlier.”

“But when you win a title, then the week after you end up training a little less intensely.”

“You don’t recover all your energy,” Graziani suggested.

“When you take to the pitch then and you go behind, you won’t just find that energy in five minutes,” the former striker said.

“Then, credit has to go to Sassuolo.”

“There were records for Inter to chase. For example, they could have gotten to a hundred points.”

“But football is made up of moments like this,” Graziani added.