Inter proved their superiority on paper on the pitch in their 3-0 Serie A win over Spezia last night.
This according to today’s print edition of the Milanese newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport, which praised the Nerazzurri for putting in a performance in which they showed virtually no lack of concentration to get the job done, and also highlighted the early signs that the attacking partnership between Lautaro Martinez and Romelu Lukaku could return to their best.
Inter still entered last night’s game as favorites on paper, given Spezia’s and Spezia’s respective rankings last season and the relative quality of their respective teams.
However, it has always been seen in Serie A that small teams are capable of giving the best teams a hard time, and Inter themselves experienced this as recently as last weekend when they needed the late heroism of Denzel Dumfries to get three points against newly promoted Lecce. .
Against Spezia, however, the Nerazzurri imposed their preferred pace and patterns of play, which made it virtually impossible for the opposing team to truly master, as they made sure to exploit their quality advantage over the Ligurians.
Meanwhile, the performances of Romelu Lukaku and Lautaro Martinez, both in terms of the former’s assist for the latter’s opening goal, and their overall performance against a strong Spezia backline, were also signs of optimism.