Inter have defeated Cremonese 3-1 at San Siro, in what could only be described as an average performance overall.
Goals from Correa, Barella and Lautaro were enough to seal victory for the Nerazzurri.
Let’s look further into the match itself.
Man of the Match!
There weren’t too many standouts for Inter as a whole, but Barella looked to be back to his best today.
After starting the season inconsistently, it seemed that Nicolo’s frustrations have disappeared after his stunning performance against Cremonese.
The more I see Barella play, the more I start comparing him to Dejan Stankovic. A gritty midfielder who’s very technically sound with the ability to score a rocket! That’s the exact qualities of both midfielders and Barella’s goal today adds more truth to that comparison.
A cross from Calhanoglu found Barella on the edge of the box before the Italian maestro had no second thoughts as he volleyed his shot past Radu for a superb goal.
Hopefully this is the confidence booster Barella needed to see him perform at peak levels against both Milan and Bayern Munich over the next seven days.
Confidence needed –
Unfortunately, the way the team is going at the moment, I don’t see us worrying any of the big teams. That arrogant aura looks to be missing from the side at the moment. The almost overconfident cockiness is eluding many of Inter’s stars right now.
Skriniar, Brozovic, Gosens and Bastoni all look to really be struggling at the moment. These three are so important to Inter’s success and something feels off. It could be all the transfer rumours which happened over the last couple of months.
Maybe there is a rift in the dressing sheds since Vidal, Kolarov, Ranocchia, Sanchez, Perisic and Vecino all departed. There just seems to be a spark missing in this side.
For my own sake, I hope I’m imagining this and I’m completely mistaken. As without that confidence about us, I believe we will really struggle against Milan, Bayern Munich and any other top side that we meet over the course of the next month.
Where to next?
The Milan derby awaits Inter! It will be counted as a home game for Milan which I know doesn’t mean much now. Unfortunately though it will mean that later, at the crunch time of the season, we will face Milan at home.
So we won’t have the luxury of playing at San Siro 3 matches in a row like Milan will have near the end of the campaign. After that Lazio defeat, I still don’t think we have recovered properly. A draw will be a great result for us.
As always, Forza Inter!
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