The blue side of Milan currently sit third in the table six points behind rivals AC Milan. Inter‘s 1-1 draw against Fiorentina at the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza on Sunday night left the Serie A champions six points behind the leaders AC Milan (Inter have a game in hand over their rivals) a gap which they could hardly imagine to have amassed at this time of the season, and one that makes the Nerazzurri’s title defence more complicated also Juventus is one point behind Inter.

They need to fix these problems as soon as possible if they don’t want to lose more ground from the top of Serie A, as the Classico of Italia versus Juventus on April 3 is likely to become a season-defining clash for the Nerazzurri.

The distance from the top can be bridged but it is the physical and mental condition of the team that worries the coach. Yet, the mental side of things is also to be mentioned, since Inter also seem to lack last season’s self-confidence and awareness , which had the effect of engendering discouragement in their rivals, making a comeback much more unlikely than it is today, when the players fear of a potential slip-up in the dying minutes often works as a morale booster for the team they play but also Inzaghi’s tactical mistakes are costing Inter and his permanent complaints about refereeing inaccuracy too seem to have created too many justifications for the players when the going gets tough.

Remaining games for Inter:
Juventus vs Inter 3 April (Away)
Inter vs Hellas Verona 10 April (Home)
Spezia vs Inter 16 April (Away)
Inter vs Roma 24 April (Home)
Udinese vs Inter 1 May (Away)
Inter vs Empoli 8 May (Home)
Cagliari vs Inter 15 May (Away)
Inter vs Sampdoria 22 May (Home)
Bologna vs Inter waiting for the date (Away)