Internazionale’s rollercoaster 4-3 win against Fiorentina sums up a side on a good recent run despite their defensive woes
Simone Inzaghi never did fear the madhouse. His predecessor at Internazionale, Antonio Conte, made it a mission to end the club’s reputation as “Pazza Inter” – Crazy Inter – insisting they should instead be “regular and strong”. That goal was achieved as they marched to the 2020-21 Scudetto. Once they claimed top spot, they never let go: 11 clean sheets in the final 21 games ensuring their rivals never got a sniff.
It was a different story last season, when Inzaghi’s Inter led in December only to stumble through the winter and finish second. One journalist asked whether the pazza days had returned. “If being crazy means reaching the last 16 of the Champions League and the final of the Coppa Italia,” Inzaghi replied, “then I hope I always will be.”