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Two games in. It is time to panic for Inter Milan fans?

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Maybe we should pump the brakes a little here.

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FC Internazionale coach Luciano Spalletti shows his dejection during the Serie A match between FC Internazionale and Torino FC at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza on August 26, 2018 in Milan, Italy.
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Coming out of the summer transfer window and into the season, I think many Inter Milan fans (myself included) had a lot of high hopes for this season.

Needless to say, after the first two games, it has been a bit deflating.

A season-opening loss at Sassuolo followed by the relinquishing of a two-goal lead that ended up a 2-2 draw with Torino hasn’t instilled a lot of confidence.

I have to admit watching the lead against Torino slip away was disheartening, but that doesn’t mean I was joining a few Interista calling for Luciano Spalletti’s head after the game.

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Matteo Politano of FC Internazionale in action during the Serie A match between FC Internazionale and Torino FC at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza on August 26, 2018 in Milan, Italy.
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Understandably, there is some frustration with Inter fans about how the first two games of the season have gone. We haven’t seen any production out of our captain, Mauro Icardi. The defense has seemed a lot less strong than last season and I still have an issue with Samir Handanovic’s position on Torino’s game-tying goal last weekend.

But, I find myself pumping the brakes a bit on my disenchantment over Inter’s play thus far.

We made a lot of top-quality moves in the off-season, but I am not sure it is proper to expect Earth-shaking, immediate impact.

Consider that we signed Stefan De Vrij, Kwadwo Asamoah, Matteo Politano, Sime Vrsaljko, Lautaro Martinez, Keita Balde and Radja Nainggolan in the off-season. That’s seven quality players that would be starting for just about any team with the exception of Juventus, in Serie A. To integrate those players with the likes of Icardi, Milan Skriniar, Joao Miranda and Ivan Perisic doesn’t necessarily happen overnight.

Now, I would agree that the payoff of our strong mercato needs to happen sooner rather than later, but two games does not a season make.

If this trend continues, especially considering our upcoming matches which include Bologna, Parma, Sampdoria, Fiorentina and Cagliari, then perhaps we start sounding the alarm bells.

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Keita Balde of FC Internazionale gestures during the Serie A match between FC Internazionale and Torino FC at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza on August 26, 2018 in Milan, Italy.
Photo by Emilio Andreoli/Getty Images

Yes, it sucks that after two matches, we are in 11th place in the league while teams like SPAL, and Empoli are ahead of us, but we need to remember that it’s two matches. Ten matches in and we’re in the same spot … then break out the torches and pitchforks, but two matches it … not just yet.

We haven’t had Nainggolan healthy yet while both Politano and Asamoah have been bright spots.

I know … we have Champions League to consider as well and questions are that if we can’t take care of teams like Sassuolo and Torino, how can we expect to have any success in Europe? Valid point, but like we saw last season, how you start isn’t necessarily how you finish.

Last season, Inter started the season on a 16-game unbeaten streak and we all had our chests puffed out like we already had the Scudetto in hand. But, a miserable winter left us struggling until the last match to even crack the top four.

Yes, we have to reverse our current short-term trend and, yes, it should happen in short order.

But, the optimist in me things that it will. Our lineup is potentially too good for it not to.

But, of course, I could be wrong.


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