Inter in the Midst of Rare Negative Streak and Scoring Slump

Inter went scoreless again in the Coppa Italia Derby, prolonging their scoring drought. They have not hit the net in five matches and 403 total minutes. Their last goal dates back to February 12th, when Edin Dzeko equalized the Napoli clash. They have failed to find the target against Sassuolo, Genoa, and Liverpool too.

The Nerazzurri have not won in five straight games across all competitions. They had not had such a lengthy negative streak in four years. Their last victory over the past seven fixtures was against Roma in the domestic cup.

Inter are especially concerned with the lack of scoring. They were tallying 2.6 goals per game before they stopped producing, La Gazzetta dello Sport informs. Lautaro Martinez has not made the stat sheet since mid-December. But the other strikers have struggled as well, and Alexis Sanchez has ceased being a factor off the bench.

The output from Hakan Calhanoglu and Ivan Perisic, who were consistent contributors in the area during the winter, has been lacking as well. Robin Gosens and Joaquin Correa returned from injury Tuesday, and Simone Inzaghi is hopeful they could provide the offensive spark they are looking for.

On top of fatigue, Inter have been negatively affected psychologically by the Milan comeback in the most recent Derby in Serie A, the outlet points out. Such loss seems to have dented their self-confidence. La Benemata will have a premiere opportunity to snap out of the funk Friday. They will host Salernitana, which have the leakiest defense in the Italian league.