Pazza Inter will remain, in fact, did it ever really leave?
After starting slow, Inter relied on the momentum of individual brilliance and moments of mastery, with Fiorentina simply running out of steam.
Federico Chiesa silenced any critics that were sure he could not play at wingback, with a stellar showing.
Down 0-1 and looking desperate, Lautaro Martinez clawed one back for Inter on the cusp of the break, and when he took advantage of a deflected Fiorentina effort to make it 2-1, you would have been forgiven for thinking the Nerazzurri would be running away with efficient points here.
But Inter were left shell shocked when another counter-attack went south for Danilo D’ambrosio, adding to the pre-game questions after seeing a line up consisting of Kolarov in a back 3 with DDA and Bastoni.
Long long after that, Chiesa had chipped Handanovic after Caceres continued to have his Champions League Final against us by starting another counter-attack.
After a very quiet and inconsistent showing, Romelu Lukaku got on the score sheet in the 88th minute. A nice pass through by Sanchez was assisted into the area by Hakimi, and Rom made no mistake from close range.
And finally, After copping his fair share of criticism all game from myself and almost the entire online Inter community, who but Danilone, Danilo Dambrosio at the back post to ensure the points stay in the black & blue half of Milan.
The Pro’s that Inter can take from this showing are that Achraf Hakimi was subbed in with 30 minutes to go and will most likely not start on the bench again after providing EXACTLY what was needed and expected of his qualities by streaking up and down the sideline, creating all sorts of problems for Fiorentina.
The depth is evident. The bench oozes quality in Arturo Vidal, Stefano Sensi, and Raja Nainggolan, who had a sloppy and poor cameo today when introduced unlike the Chilean.
We hope you are ready for a long season, we sure are!