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vitomins
03 Aug 16, 16:06
Officially official!

https://twitter.com/Inter_en/status/760861457747701760

Solfice
03 Aug 16, 16:07
Hope he doesn't turn out to be another Hernanes.

Welcome Candreva!

Bluenine
03 Aug 16, 16:07
I have a good feeling about this. Wish him all the success at Inter!!

enjoy
03 Aug 16, 16:07
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Co8lMysWEAAhWxk.jpg:large
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Co8llYJXEAA0rqO.jpg
#welcomeCandreva

#CANDREVA: "I'LL GIVE EVERYTHING FOR THIS SHIRT"
"I'm very happy & extremely determined I hope we can be successful"

#Candreva: "I am really happy and very determined. I have not heard the coach, I certainly will do that tomorrow"

#Candreva: "I will put everything I have and I will try to make my mark with this great shirt."

#Candreva: "I do not want to wait to meet my new teammates."

- we want assists
- we want goals
- we want CL

JJM
03 Aug 16, 16:08
https://scontent-frt3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/13876540_1095684940500439_6241951718317210627_n.jp g?oh=ecfd8e60ffdb19b7587fe71794b9b601&oe=5825BB40
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Co8jlKcWIAE0Smc.jpg
OUR COLPO gets number 87

vitomins
03 Aug 16, 16:08
Will wear #87:

https://twitter.com/Inter_en/status/760867159534866432

Fitzy
03 Aug 16, 16:08
With a beard like that, he can't fail.

TheNetworkZ
03 Aug 16, 16:08
I'm glad the saga is over. Welcome Candreva.

Howl
03 Aug 16, 16:11
Our attack is looking really impressive. Perisic, Candreva, Icardi, Jovetic, Eder :notbad:

JJM
03 Aug 16, 16:12
http://images2.gazzanet.gazzettaobjects.it/wp-content/uploads/sites/45/2016/08/candreva2-630x415.jpg?v=20160803175917

I wanted Berardi or GJ not him tbh

http://todaymix.com/uploads/posts/2015-02/1424871440_image.jpg
oh well...

enjoy
03 Aug 16, 16:13
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Co8oolYWYAAW6NL.jpg
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Co8nKWxUEAE70Aq.jpg:large

When #Ausilio is in Brazil for #Gabigol - Bolingbroke do the job!

JJM
03 Aug 16, 16:14
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Stefan
03 Aug 16, 16:14
Welcome Candreva. Hopefully another successful transfer from mancini from lazio to inter.

Think he will do well. Having 2 hard work wingers should allow the likes of banega more freedom.

Shark
03 Aug 16, 16:15
Will wear #87:

https://twitter.com/Inter_en/status/760867159534866432


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H07zYvkNYL8

Pharaoh
03 Aug 16, 16:15
Hey ASSHOLES you locked the Candreva thread without opening a new one up. I have shit I want to say

He good.

phenomeno
03 Aug 16, 16:15
Great signing and so far the Mercato looks very promising I must say with the signings of Banega and Candreva in particular, now if we can only add a quality DM aswell it would be excellent and noone in their right mind could realisticly ask for anything more, bravo.


#amala Forza :interflag::interflag::interflag:

JJM
03 Aug 16, 16:16
don't suicide Shark,it's not worth it

kameru
03 Aug 16, 16:26
Good luck Candreva! Our last Italiano Winger is Moriero, or is it Morfeo? :yao:

ScottishInterista
03 Aug 16, 16:30
http://www.quickmeme.com/img/45/4515147cbd774c8af480405cbc8642d8f02d2a305cd1f2e73a 3202675be1157f.jpg

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Good luck Candreva! Our last Italiano Winger is Moriero, or is it Morfeo? :yao:

wasnt mancini one

Nero Indigo
03 Aug 16, 16:31
Welcome Candreva. I just have a real good feeling about this dude.

DARi0
03 Aug 16, 16:37
Benvenuto all`INTER Antonio :proud:

for those who are reminded of the Hernanes deal: that was Thohir`s 1st mistake - being cheap instead of paying for Nainggolan.
Candreva is italian so he becomes better as years go on, because he's a very intelligent player that doesn't only rely on his technique.

I have great faith in Candreva, happy that he's here!

Wish him great success and many important trophies won @ INTER!

b4h4mooth
03 Aug 16, 16:37
Good signing and an italian too, thought he was already gone to napoli, great signing. Its not Inter if we werent being label as Queen of mercato every year in serie A, well i guess this time Juve win the thropy.

Ronin
03 Aug 16, 16:38
Welcome Candreva!

JJM
03 Aug 16, 16:41
https://scontent-frt3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/13887126_1221133051252235_1990905088519193869_n.jp g?oh=2189b654f03eb06d2a84393004c30c08&oe=58184565

Dogen
03 Aug 16, 16:44
Welcome Candreva and

http://i.imgur.com/LqYFGyE.png

Sassuolu
03 Aug 16, 16:45
Apparently Mancini hasn't talked to him yet, not usually the case.

DARi0
03 Aug 16, 16:45
€22m + €3m in potential bonuses, spread in 4 years of installments.

Candreva :: here are the details on €3 million bonus: three different conditions

The negotiations between Inter and Lazio for Antonio Candreva dragged on regarding the BONUSES. Lotito claimed that at least one was not tied to the results / trophies (captured by) Inter, but also to the player's presence. In this way it would be more easily accessible.

In the end, writes the Corriere dello Sport, the clubs agreed on 3 categories of bonuses:
1) bonus tied to goals of Candreva [couldn't find how many exactly]
2) others are related to Inter qualification for the Champions League and
3) the Scudetto wins, Europa League and various trophies in the next four seasons.

Don't forget that Candreva gave up on €2m Euro from his wage (500k x 4 years) in order to make it happen!


That means that the Italian international will earn €2.3m plus bonuses per season, rather than the expected €2.8m annually.

However, the reported sum is still an upgrade on the €1.8m Candreva earns from Lazio per season.

:proud:

Big Willy
03 Aug 16, 16:45
Good luck Antonio.

TheNetworkZ
03 Aug 16, 16:46
2) others are related to the Inter qualified for the Champions League and
3) the Scudetto wins, Europa League and various trophies in the next four seasons.

Reassuring to know we'll definitely be saving money here.

DARi0
03 Aug 16, 16:54
Mancini may win his beloved Coppa Italia but will be trashed by Mourinho in the Europa League..

1st snap of Candreva on Snapchat: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Co8wt5-XEAAO8n_.jpg:large

JJM
03 Aug 16, 16:57
Us buying Italians like Eder,Candreva
Rube buying Argies like Dybala,Higuain

just

https://i.ytimg.com/vi/9IgmFLuaIII/hqdefault.jpg

some kind of parallel universe shit

Notice how Rube don't buy Italians any more

Pjanic,D.Alves,Benatia,Pjaca,Higuain

0 italians!

They have forgoten their principals for CL glory eh?! Too bad you can't buy refs in CL


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=op8rbjh-scc

surripere
03 Aug 16, 17:12
Good player, good signing, pleased with this.

Inter7
03 Aug 16, 17:27
FORZA CANDREVA EXCITED TO SEE HIM IN OUR JERSEY. We all know how direct he is. Also, no more seeing him score against us when we play Lazio lol

Maslany
03 Aug 16, 17:28
Welcome Antonio. Wish you best of luck in our colors!!

Sokrates
03 Aug 16, 17:43
Not thrilled about him tbh

Hasan
03 Aug 16, 17:49
Twice a player from our second right winger so it's a big improvement on RW position.

Now if we sign midfielder who is two times better from Medel I will be happy man.

tonyclifton
03 Aug 16, 18:04
Forza Antonio! Have a very good feeling about this transfer too. He still has at least 3 good years in him I believe. Will walk into our starting line-up, no doubt.

Unless...

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2009/12/28/article-1238932-07B76967000005DC-121_468x304.jpg

JJM
03 Aug 16, 18:18
Even if he isn't a bad player but with Mancini I have zero hope for any signings to perform to their best possible ability.
Just feeling the blues...

Il Drago
03 Aug 16, 18:25
Welcome aboard Antonio!
With a decent coach he would be really useful for us. But with Mancini you can never be sure.
Hopefully he'll end up another Perisic and not another Shaqiri.

Kakaroto
03 Aug 16, 18:30
Well he is here let's hope he can give us a good season and fits into the squad right away.

Provenzano
03 Aug 16, 18:53
Why you didn't allow @enjoy to open the thread?

He was one of the people who most want this transfer to take place.

He deserve this!

radiinter
03 Aug 16, 18:54
Benvenuto Antonio!!!
I'm very optimistic about this transfer.

JJM
03 Aug 16, 18:59
Why you didn't allow @enjoy to open the thread?

He was one of the people who most want this transfer to take place.

He deserve this!

because only mods can open official player threads or else we would have Candreva here 2 months ago

satubito
03 Aug 16, 19:07
For the love of Enjoy, thank god this is finally done! Grande Candreva. Make us proud ;)

Ed.
03 Aug 16, 19:11
The only sensible reason about his purchase to me is because his name is the chinese version of our sponsor.

JJM
03 Aug 16, 20:25
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xEmpFZZ3r5k

Armes
03 Aug 16, 20:50
why 87? year of birth?

lel

M.Adnan
03 Aug 16, 20:53
Please be one of those players that age well, and not those who completely lose it once they're in their 30s.

wera
03 Aug 16, 21:02
Just make sure you make JJM look like a doofus when he becomes your biggest fan mid-season.

Pharaoh
03 Aug 16, 21:16
why 87? year of birth?

lel

NO it can't be he's almost 30 years old. 87 would mean he's only 3 years older than me....................hold up, fuck i'm getting old :okay:

wera
03 Aug 16, 21:19
Lol @ 90s kids feeling old

Shut up and enjoy life

JJM
03 Aug 16, 21:21
Lol @ 90s kids feeling old

Shut up and enjoy life

how bout you shut up and fucking buy one already...

Ronaldo
03 Aug 16, 21:46
Please be one of those players that age well, and not those who completely lose it once they're in their 30s.

Don't worry, Inter are always lucky with those kinds of purchases so I'm sure your wish will come true...

Inter7
03 Aug 16, 21:48
Great read on what Candreva can provide for us possibly:

http://www.sempreinter.com/2016/08/03/how-will-antonio-candreva-impact-inter/

Shark
03 Aug 16, 21:53
I was born in 92 and I felt old when we signed Coutinho in 2008 :yao:

Hasan
03 Aug 16, 22:07
If plan is to grow step by step then Candreva is perfect signing. He is the top winger what we can afford and lure at the moment.

Hopefully, he can raise our level to CL Footbal and after that we can buy more attractive and more flamboyant player while Candreva can be grateful back up. He somehow reminds me on Milner in City while Mancini was there.

enjoy
03 Aug 16, 22:10
Thohir: “I am very pleased to welcome #Candreva. I’m certain that he will make a great contribution to that already a very competitive team”

Candreva's agent, Federico Pastorello: "Good luck Antonio Candreva, thanks to Inter for their confidense"

Universe
03 Aug 16, 22:26
Candreva: "Thanks to enjoy for making this transfer possible"

Coasterfreek
03 Aug 16, 23:17
Welcome Candreva

Inter7
04 Aug 16, 00:36
Candreva: "Thanks to enjoy for making this transfer possible"

was this necessary?

ADRossi
04 Aug 16, 01:13
Poll please mods

Tombatu
04 Aug 16, 03:34
Welcome Antonio!
The right man that will guide us to European competition. He and Perisic plus possibly Gabigol can work havoc for almost all opponents in EL.
A Good CDM and decent backup for CB and we are set. Aid make it happen.

wera
04 Aug 16, 05:14
how bout you shut up and fucking buy one already...

Oh c'mon, it's a valid advice. People moan about feeling old all the time without understanding that being 25+ should still deserve feeling youthful and acting like it too.

/doesn't matter

Nyall
04 Aug 16, 06:13
Finally a marquee signing... I usually hate going for 29 year olds but he is one of the best in the league and should be for the next few years.


Mancini please don't fuck this up.

Javier'sSon
04 Aug 16, 06:20
RW is easily one of our weaknesses so I'm glad we bought him as he is a solid one but I am worried that he's soon to be on the wrong side of 30 so his stamina and legs might diminish rapidly, something that is essential for someone who plays in his position. He seems like a guy that takes good care of his physical shape though.


Mancini is happy he has more bench options.

Fapuccino
04 Aug 16, 06:54
We need some fullbacks now. They all seem awful.

Vincenzi
04 Aug 16, 07:43
how bout you shut up and fucking buy one [life] already...

What does that even fucking mean and why are you so upset about someone else feeling old...

enjoy
04 Aug 16, 08:25
No news in the newspapers for Candreva, but lets see especially Tuttoshit:

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CpAETTIUMAAF4KM.jpg

Batman
04 Aug 16, 08:45
We need some fullbacks now. They all seem awful.

Are you saying Candreva isnt a fullback? :mancini:

Adriano@10
04 Aug 16, 09:44
No news in the newspapers for Candreva, but lets see especially Tuttoshit:

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CpAETTIUMAAF4KM.jpg

Seriously enjoy it s posts like this why you get so much shit. What does this have to do with candreva and why would you post it here?

.h.
04 Aug 16, 10:19
careful, an admin will have a go at you
:yao:

enjoy
04 Aug 16, 10:24
Seriously enjoy it s posts like this why you get so much shit. What does this have to do with candreva and why would you post it here?

Man fuck you, No news from Tuttosport when we sign OFFICIAL sign with Candreva - Rubentino newspaper, i just confirm that!

to Admins - for that kind of posts i talked about! - why they do that, they want to be famous like me :pazzini: because they are just my shadow - CONFIRMED!

Jerry
04 Aug 16, 10:43
What does this have to do with candreva and why would you post it here?

Did you not read the post?

Inter made a big signing and he's commenting on the press coverage (or lack thereof) it's receiving. IMO interesting & relevant. Maybe a lot of people already knew Tuttosport is biased towards Juve, but not everyone...


Poll please mods

This. How else am I supposed to know whether he's going to be good or not?! (note: opposite of poll results)


Please be one of those players that age well, and not those who completely lose it once they're in their 30s.

What's with the age panic? 29 is old?

He should be in the middle of his prime right now.

Just look at Quaresma :trolldad:

PHM1605
04 Aug 16, 10:53
Seriously enjoy it s posts like this why you get so much shit. What does this have to do with candreva and why would you post it here?
You are too harsh on Enjoy tbh :pokerface:

Just leave him alone unless he is doing something excessively annoying please. I don't want to read enjoy debate every other posts.

JJM
04 Aug 16, 11:36
What does that even fucking mean and why are you so upset about someone else feeling old...

I'm not upset about that but wera calling me a doofus,provoking me every chance he gets...

vitomins
04 Aug 16, 11:45
Seriously enjoy it s posts like this why you get so much shit. What does this have to do with candreva and why would you post it here?

I thought that was a good post. Just shows you how garbage Tuttosport is. One of the best players in the league switches teams, and that doesn't deserve the front page?

R20
04 Aug 16, 11:58
We need some fullbacks now. They all seem awful.
Don't we have 6 of them already? :yao2:

Provenzano
04 Aug 16, 11:59
I see ENJOY in every post in this forum :D

vitomins
04 Aug 16, 12:02
Poll added. Will close in 14 days.

Wobblz
04 Aug 16, 12:11
Poll added. Will close in 14 days.

For the people that voted with 7 - would you care to name those 10-15 players in the league that are better than him?

Demokritos
04 Aug 16, 12:22
For the people that voted with 7 - would you care to name those 10-15 players in the league that are better than him?

Eder came at the moment he is dominating the score table...
He probably deserve 7-8 before he came.
But the pool is talking about expectation of the player performance for the coming years, under Mancio.

enjoy
04 Aug 16, 15:34
Antonio Candreva will not travel to Norway for #Inter's match vs Spurs

M.Adnan
04 Aug 16, 15:56
Eder came at the moment he is dominating the score table...
He probably deserve 7-8 before he came.
But the pool is talking about expectation of the player performance for the coming years, under Mancio.

Exactly my thoughts. He's a good player indeed, but I'm voting on my expectation for him under Mancini's system. I was also very generous when I gave him 7. I think he'll do worse. If we have a different coach/system then I would've given him a better vote.

Harpsabu
04 Aug 16, 16:03
Exactly my thoughts. He's a good player indeed, but I'm voting on my expectation for him under Mancini's system. I was also very generous when I gave him 7. I think he'll do worse. If we have a different coach/system then I would've given him a better vote.

See I agree with your coach and system part, though Candreva is the type of player Mancini relies on. Has the ability to beat players himself, make chances out of nothing and score goals. Makes me think he'll be a very successful player in Mancinis 'system'.

firmino
04 Aug 16, 17:10
I was torn between giving him a 7 or an 8: not because of the player, who totally deserves an 8 and maybe an 8 and a half; not because of Mancini either. But because he is 29 and plays as a winger and I don't know how he will age. I decided to give him credit and opted for an 8.

JJM
04 Aug 16, 18:41
Aids and his colpo di mercato
http://images2.gazzanet.gazzettaobjects.it/wp-content/uploads/sites/45/2016/08/Ausilio-Candreva-630x415.jpg?v=20160804185532

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https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CpB4YKUXEAAWaPE.jpg
don't be a Hernanes,don't be a Hernanes,thank you

Ed.
04 Aug 16, 18:50
don't be a Hernanes,don't be a Hernanes,thank you

don't worry he won't be Hernanes. He'll be Zarate or maybe slightly better like Tomato Rocchi.

Sassuolu
04 Aug 16, 18:53
Aids and his colpo di mercato
http://images2.gazzanet.gazzettaobjects.it/wp-content/uploads/sites/45/2016/08/Ausilio-Candreva-630x415.jpg?v=20160804185532

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https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CpB4YKUXEAAWaPE.jpg
don't be a Hernanes,don't be a Hernanes,thank you

Wasn't Ausilio in Brazil?

JJM
04 Aug 16, 19:02
Wasn't Ausilio in Brazil?
Now he back apparently.

Ed.
04 Aug 16, 19:02
Wasn't Ausilio in Brazil?

He arrived this morning at 9:10 am in Milan with a smile after meeting Kia. He was so excited that he went straight to see Candreva.

Bluenine
04 Aug 16, 19:07
See I agree with your coach and system part, though Candreva is the type of player Mancini relies on. Has the ability to beat players himself, make chances out of nothing and score goals. Makes me think he'll be a very successful player in Mancinis 'system'.

Exactly. Candreva is perfect for Mancini's 'system', that is the entire reason why Inter have bought him. Also he is a player specifically requested by the coach, and not one forced upon the coach by Ausilio. I think that also makes a big difference... like it did with Perisic. If Perisic had been a player Ausilio had forced upon Mancini, then he wouldn't have got a game after a poor first 6 months.

enjoy
04 Aug 16, 19:26
I see ENJOY in every post in this forum :D

And my ... "shadows" after my posts wants to steal some famous from a forum star like me :awyeah:

Candreva Crosses
04 Aug 16, 19:45
I guess it's good people is happy about this. I gave him a 7.

JJM
04 Aug 16, 19:56
Voted a lovely 10 because he will set the world on fire with his selfishness,Matheus and Meazza who?!

wicked wizard
05 Aug 16, 04:46
We got Candreva wtf where did this come from

Inter2010
05 Aug 16, 05:32
I see ENJOY... in every post in this forum too :chan:

morrisama
05 Aug 16, 06:34
happy with this signing. candreva will definitely add something very positive to our team play.

Provenzano
05 Aug 16, 06:47
And my ... "shadows" after my posts wants to steal some famous from a forum star like me :awyeah:

You must be our mascot!

enjoy
05 Aug 16, 09:56
After very long negotiations, Candreva is finally an Inter player after landing in Milan and completing the pre-passage rites on Wednesday morning. Candreva however was very keen on saluting Lazio fans with an instagram post, this is the message he posted alongside a picture of him under the curva nord: 'It's been a fantastic and unforgettable 4 and a half years. I'd like to thank all the people that walked alongside me in this incredible journey, but I would especially like to thank YOU Lazio fans. Today, my heart pushes me to write these few words, the same heart that you guys filled with affection, it is grateful to you. I won't forget you.'

Jerry
05 Aug 16, 10:08
But because he is 29 and plays as a winger and I don't know how he will age. I decided to give him credit and opted for an 8.

OK I've been going nuts over this age thing, because 29 doesn't seem old to me. So did some basic research. Turns out the number of Premier League players selected to the PFA team of the year drops MAJORLY after age 30.

Here's a sample of the data, which is laid out in full here (http://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/news/what-age-premier-league-players-3934704).

Age--Entries
26 --- 26
27 --- 25
28 --- 21
29 --- 26
30 --- 20
31 --- 7
32 --- 8
33 --- 6

Harpsabu
05 Aug 16, 10:09
OK I've been going nuts over this age thing, because 29 doesn't seem old to me. So did some basic research. Turns out the number of Premier League players selected to the PFA team of the year drops MAJORLY after age 30.

Here's a sample of the data, which is laid out in full here (http://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/news/what-age-premier-league-players-3934704).

Age--Entries
26 --- 26
27 --- 25
28 --- 21
29 --- 26
30 --- 20
31 --- 7
32 --- 8
33 --- 6

What about italian team of the season?

Jerry
05 Aug 16, 10:12
Not saying this to add to the pessimism about Candreva. I suspect his game will age reasonably well (hard working, intelligent, good technique). Just thought I'd share these findings, because I was a bit surprised.

- - - Updated - - -


What about italian team of the season?

Yeah, I mean - different leagues, different styles. If anything, games probably age better in Italy, with less physicality and more time on the ball in midfield, etc.

Anyhow I'd be interested to know if there's a difference. But I'm not going to compile the data myself. Someone who speaks Italian would have a better chance of finding an article that speaks to this question in Serie A.

So this article isn't perfectly on-point, but it's still pertinent.

.h.
05 Aug 16, 10:15
OK I've been going nuts over this age thing, because 29 doesn't seem old to me. So did some basic research. Turns out the number of Premier League players selected to the PFA team of the year drops MAJORLY after age 30.

Here's a sample of the data, which is laid out in full here (http://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/news/what-age-premier-league-players-3934704).

Age--Entries
26 --- 26
27 --- 25
28 --- 21
29 --- 26
30 --- 20
31 --- 7
32 --- 8
33 --- 6


Is that just a reflection on the proportion of players, though? You need to work out P(PFA Team of the Year|Age) to give a real comparison

Jerry
05 Aug 16, 10:21
Is that just a reflection on the proportion of players, though? You need to work out P(PFA Team of the Year|Age) to give a real comparison

Damn guys, we got some real scientists over here at FIF :yuno:

Another fair point. Definitely not a perfect study. However I'd imagine the reason why 31+ year-olds aren't making the Team of the Year is related to the reason why there are fewer of them generally in the league.

In other words, there probably aren't a lot of players who would have made the Team of the Year at 31 but instead decided to retire at age 30. If that assumption is true, then the issue you're raising should be negligible.

Maybe the only exception would be from career-ending injuries. Maybe 1-2 cases came down to that, but not enough to skew the results of the study, which seem overwhelmingly conclusive to me.

.h.
05 Aug 16, 10:53
i do this for a living

:work:


I bet the premiership in general has a bias for younger average age players. Particularly given the physical intensity of it, it lends itself well to younger and fitter players. It'd be interesting to see those statistics across the board, even if we dont correct for the proportion of players in each age bracket.

DARi0
05 Aug 16, 11:07
Welcome aboard Antonio!
With a decent coach he would be really useful for us. But with Mancini you can never be sure.
Hopefully he'll end up another Perisic and not another Shaqiri.
Mancini enjoys buying players that are ready to make an impact, mostly because he's unable to develop talent but has a good eye for good players.

Shaqiri was an opportunity that January transfer window offered, but he has flaws in his balkan-ish mentality - big ego but lazy player. If Shaqiri had a champions' mentality, Bayern wouldn't let him go in the first place!

Don't worry about Candreva's professionality, he will sweat blood for us and impose himself on every level. His majestic beard is a promising sign for this :D

Black Knight
05 Aug 16, 15:59
If he has the patience to grow that majestic beard, he has the patience to deal with Mancini's bullshit.

Kova10
05 Aug 16, 16:03
OK I've been going nuts over this age thing, because 29 doesn't seem old to me. So did some basic research. Turns out the number of Premier League players selected to the PFA team of the year drops MAJORLY after age 30.

Here's a sample of the data, which is laid out in full here (http://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/news/what-age-premier-league-players-3934704).

Age--Entries
26 --- 26
27 --- 25
28 --- 21
29 --- 26
30 --- 20
31 --- 7
32 --- 8
33 --- 6

funnily enoguh it is a big number of 29-30 year olds... to me it would be totally fine if he only performs greatly two years, if we manage to get a player who slowly takes over the right wing (gabi barbosa)

Batman
05 Aug 16, 16:55
Already regretted the move?

enjoy
05 Aug 16, 23:30
http://i65.tinypic.com/15gwns4.png

:awyeah:

Black Knight
06 Aug 16, 05:49
I appreciate the joke and whatnot, but we are in a different universe now, where in no way can we be considered an upgrade over them.

danz
06 Aug 16, 07:20
Im not going to comment on the ages. Mourinho once brought motta and millito in during the winter transfer and works well with his idea . the most important is coach idea and team needs. Now, the real question to manshitni is did he want a 'ready and experience' player to cover his inability of coaching or he just randomly pick them?

Fapuccino
06 Aug 16, 08:02
http://i65.tinypic.com/15gwns4.png



I'm so used to reading Japanese manga, I read that from right to left, which makes more sense.

crzdcolombian
08 Aug 16, 00:08
So we are stuck with him and Mancini leaving haha way to troll us.... hope he proves me and many here wrong who don't want him here

CoolMan44
08 Aug 16, 00:58
Candreva is a good player and would be useful under many coaches.

Now, whether he is worth 25 million is a whole other story. This isn't like the Felipe Melo situation where no one other than Mancini wanted him, and we are stuck with his (although his price wasn't as high as Candela but he earns lots of money and is almost 34 I think)

connorconnor12
08 Aug 16, 04:29
I'm excited to watch him in action with perisic on the other side

cloudq
08 Aug 16, 09:00
i wonder what candreva thinks of this whole "firing the coach when you're the signing that was suppose to appease him" thing is all about

CafeCordoba
08 Aug 16, 09:11
I bet Candreva will be still motivated and will put an extra effort to convince De Boer.

Ronin
08 Aug 16, 09:22
I don't think Candreva was a Mancini signing.

Wallace
08 Aug 16, 09:38
Really excited about this signing now that Mancini is gone.

Benvenuto Candreva!!

Sassuolu
08 Aug 16, 09:38
I don't think Candreva was a Mancini signing.
Nope, Candreva didnt even talk to Mancini.

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Shark
08 Aug 16, 10:16
Nope, Candreva didnt even talk to Mancini.

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Exactly, he said that in his first interview with Nagaja. Also, it's not like Candreva would only work out under Mancini. He's one of the best in his position in the league.

Demokritos
08 Aug 16, 10:30
Candreva could be a good gift to anyone. not only Mancini.

Pravesh
08 Aug 16, 10:43
I bet Candreva will be still motivated and will put an extra effort to convince De Boer.

Who knows, he could do better than with Mancini. :D

El Matador
08 Aug 16, 10:44
Could Candreva possibly play as a Right back under de boer?

Ronin
08 Aug 16, 10:52
Could Candreva possibly play as a Right back under de boer?
Yes, with Nagatomo playing as a right winger. :oblivious:

DIN011
08 Aug 16, 11:03
I don't know why everyone's panicking? Based on everything I've read about De Boer, Candreva is the perfect player for his system.

enjoy
08 Aug 16, 11:14
I don't think Candreva was a Mancini signing.

He is not Mancini signing - Candreva confirm this when he signed with us: "I dont speak with Mancini"

he add that he speak only with Ausilio so....

also he is perfect for De Boer tactic so he is still great player for Serie A and starter for sure in De Boer tactic!

Glass box
08 Aug 16, 11:21
Why would he care, even if he was on Mancini's wish list? He is a professional, and both him and De Boer must work together, and I don't think they even see this as a problem.

Bluenine
08 Aug 16, 11:46
As long as De Boer sees him as the right winger, there is no problem. A new coach is a worry to every player, as they are not sure what role/tactics the coach will apply on them.

While I am not an advocate of this coaching change specially the timing, one thing in Frank's favour is that he is accustomed to building a team out of the players he has. At Ajax, the coach does not have much say in transfers as they are driven by future profits from sales. So the coach needs to be adaptable to what he gets, and also accustomed to losing his stars. Which means that Frank may need less time to mould the existing players to his philosophy than most coaches.

Or maybe I am just desperate to see the glass half full.

Vincenzi
08 Aug 16, 13:42
No I don't think you're desperate, I think your analysis is pretty damn valid tbh

On another note, I wasn't hyped about his transfer originally (I rated him a couple years ago but not as much now), but I still believe he will be an improvement for the team, and I'm hoping he'll prove me wrong and become one of our best players. As far as probability goes, anything can happen with this signing, and most of those things will only be good.

Handoyo
08 Aug 16, 15:19
I don't know why everyone's panicking? Based on everything I've read about De Boer, Candreva is the perfect player for his system.
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF GUESS WHO'S BACKKK

Sassuolu
08 Aug 16, 17:56
As long as De Boer sees him as the right winger, there is no problem. A new coach is a worry to every player, as they are not sure what role/tactics the coach will apply on them.

While I am not an advocate of this coaching change specially the timing, one thing in Frank's favour is that he is accustomed to building a team out of the players he has. At Ajax, the coach does not have much say in transfers as they are driven by future profits from sales. So the coach needs to be adaptable to what he gets, and also accustomed to losing his stars. Which means that Frank may need less time to mould the existing players to his philosophy than most coaches.

Or maybe I am just desperate to see the glass half full.


The problem I see is San Siro is very fickle so de Boer will have a lot of pressure.

satubito
08 Aug 16, 17:57
Really excited about this signing now that Mancini is gone.

Benvenuto Candreva!!

Could be time to change your avatar :fuckyea:

K.I.
08 Aug 16, 20:47
Candreva can play anywhere on the right or the left....even in the middle if need be, i think he is a great signing regardless.

KevinB
08 Aug 16, 21:13
The problem I see is San Siro is very fickle so de Boer will have a lot of pressure.

This dude played for and coached Ajax. If you don't get the title each year, the fans eat you alive. He can handle the pressure.

DIN011
08 Aug 16, 23:04
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF GUESS WHO'S BACKKK
:slick:

Nero Indigo
09 Aug 16, 06:43
DINOOOOOOOOOO!

tonyclifton
09 Aug 16, 06:45
Candreva is a a highly versatile player. He'll be useful for any coach.

Thrasher
09 Aug 16, 13:50
He's a great player. Could be really good for us.

enjoy
10 Aug 16, 22:55
agent of #Candreva: "Antonio came thanks to the intervention of #Thohir I did not get to talk to Suning"

Shark
11 Aug 16, 18:58
Suning after buying Inter:

http://gifrific.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/no-words-homer-into-brush.gif

Demokritos
12 Aug 16, 11:19
agent of #Candreva: "Antonio came thanks to the intervention of #Enjoy I did not get to talk to Inter at all"
fixed

Ronin
12 Aug 16, 12:51
What's his physical condition? Has he recovered from his Euro injury?

Bluenine
13 Aug 16, 22:43
In case someone missed that. THAT was class.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-kms4ky5xe8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-kms4ky5xe8

A.l.i
14 Aug 16, 04:25
And there is more to come. :)

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ADRossi
14 Aug 16, 04:48
He has every reason to thrive in de Boer's system. Our attack should be fun to watch this season.

The rest of the team, not so much.

Dylan
14 Aug 16, 07:08
He has every reason to thrive in de Boer's system. Our attack should be fun to watch this season.

The rest of the team, not so much.

I'd welcome 4-2-fantasia back at this stage of boringness.

Thrasher
14 Aug 16, 11:45
Lovely goal.

king_elnino
14 Aug 16, 17:13
well another stunning goal.


https://www.instagram.com/p/BJF43NkgF0A/?taken-by=inter

surripere
14 Aug 16, 18:59
well another stunning goal.


https://www.instagram.com/p/BJF43NkgF0A/?taken-by=inter
Does Carrizo know he's a goalkeeper?

ADRossi
14 Aug 16, 23:46
Melo's assist though :awwyeah:

tonyclifton
15 Aug 16, 04:44
In case someone missed that. THAT was class.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-kms4ky5xe8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-kms4ky5xe8

Did the commentator really say 'Luca Candreva', or was it 'look at Candreva' ?

If it's the former, British commentators and their knowledge of Italian football is really funny sometimes. God knows how many times I've heard 'Nagamoto'.

tanorini
15 Aug 16, 05:14
i heard look at candreva but you have a point, I remember this rai commentator once kept insisting that asamoah is alex sandro and vice verse.

satubito
15 Aug 16, 05:26
Did the commentator really say 'Luca Candreva', or was it 'look at Candreva' ?

If it's the former, British commentators and their knowledge of Italian football is really funny sometimes. God knows how many times I've heard 'Nagamoto'.

''look how Candreva just sizes up''

king_elnino
15 Aug 16, 06:36
Does Carrizo know he's a goalkeeper?

maybe he thinks he's a ball boy. :pokerface:

enjoy
17 Aug 16, 08:29
Photo day:

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CqDDrvIWIAAhkAv.jpg

Black Knight
17 Aug 16, 08:31
How lucky they caught him in an organic moment of pure elation.

Il Drago
19 Aug 16, 13:23
CANDREVA INTENDS ON REPAYING THE FAITH

The Italian midfielder was presented to the media this afternoon: "The club really wanted to bring me here and I'm aiming to win"

APPIANO GENTILE – Antonio Candreva stressed how much he is looking forward to representing such a distinguished club as Inter at his official unveiling this afternoon.

"Inter and the new owners really wanted me here: the negotiations were long but I'm proud to be at such a big club," declared the Italy player at the Centro Sportivo Angelo Moratti.

Before Candreva fielded questions from the assembled journalists, sporting director Pietro Ausilio gave a short introduction to the new Nerazzurri signing: "We've had our eyes on Candreva for a long time and have always liked him as a player. He is well suited to our project and Frank de Boer has already been able to appreciate his ability."

The mic then passed to the player himself, who began with a note of gratitude: "I'd like to thank Mr Ausilio for his kind words, as well as Lazio and my fans there for the last five seasons.

"I'm here to win because that is what this club is used to doing. I've arrived at the right age to aim for success."

Candreva also mentioned the goal on his debut in the friendly against Celtic: "I'm pleased with this start but I want to score the goals that count in the league and cup competitions.

"After so many years on the wing, I'm used to playing there but my team-mates made it really easy for me once I came on. We're building a good sense of togetherness, which is very important.

"I'm 29 years old, have experience on the national and international stage and I know my position inside out. I want to perform well for my team-mates.

"Our captain Mauro Icardi has scored 50 goals in 100 appearances. If I can lay on assists for him, he'll be happy and we'll celebrate together."

Inter's No.87 then cast an eye forward to the start of the league season on Sunday: "Inter were chasing after me and I'm proud to have chosen this great club. I've recovered from the injury I picked up on international duty and I'm ready if the coach wants to pick me on Sunday evening against Chievo Verona."

Finally, Candreva was asked about his first impressions on his new team after just a few weeks in Appiano Gentile: "I've only just met the coach: he wants us to dominate matches. As for the formation, my role doesn't change and I don't have any problems adapting to different set-ups.

"In the last few years Juventus have been the team to beat. We want to improve on last season and have a good campaign. We're also competing in the Europa League and we want to reach the latter stages of this tournament.

"We've got a lot of quality players here, especially in attack. Working hard for your team-mates is the main thing: together we can achieve big things. There's healthy competition in the squad, we all want to move in the same direction."

Source: Inter.it

surripere
21 Aug 16, 21:45
Awful. The worst Inter debut ever. But he wasn't help by being played at RWB.

thatdude
21 Aug 16, 21:51
He looked like a player who didn't have a preseason and was thrown into a match with a new team in a position where he had no idea what to do. Probably because that's exactly what he was. I know he's been played as a RWB before for Italy, but what's required of him there vs what was required from him today are two different things. No passing options for him what so ever.

However, with that being said he is going to be an extremely frustrating player if left to his own devices. We didn't do him any favors today but he also didn't do himself any. The constant long balls up to Icardi and the Nagatomo specials (cut back on your weak foot and cross) need to stop. He can be really effective for us but only if Frank can find a set up that uses him properly.

surripere
21 Aug 16, 22:00
He clearly wasn't 100% fit or perhaps even close to it. So it begs the question why did he start?

Thrasher
28 Aug 16, 19:28
Needs to start the next game.

surripere
28 Aug 16, 19:35
Gotta love those crosses. Must start.

Ronin
28 Aug 16, 21:09
The dude is great, hope he'll be fit for the Pescara match. He was called for the Italy squad so maybe that'll help him even more.

Harpsabu
28 Aug 16, 21:11
The dude is great, hope he'll be fit for the Pescara match. He was called for the Italy squad so maybe that'll help him even more.

I think him called up for thats even worse for us. Two weeks of hard training woukd have been way better.

M.Adnan
28 Aug 16, 21:31
He has shown some classy stuff. Definitely should be blindly played instead of Eder.

And that pinpoint cross to Icardi, I love how he accurately delivered it without taking his eyes off the ball while being hassled by an opponent. Shows a player with a good sense of his surroundings. Nagatomo should be taking notes for that and learn how to cross.

Ronaldo
28 Aug 16, 21:47
Apparently FDB is preferring Eder because he is much more in form.

M.Adnan
28 Aug 16, 21:50
Apparently FDB is preferring Eder because he is much more in form.

Fair enough and excusable, for now. Better have a inform Candreva for 15 minutes than an exhausted and out of energy Candreva for 75 minutes.

I think FDB purposely divided game time between Candreva and Perisic over the 180 minutes with Chievo and Palermo for physical condition reasons.

Vertigo
29 Aug 16, 00:27
I like this dude in the last match, he is a pure classy and calm Italian type of winger that plays with accuracy..

Demokritos
29 Aug 16, 12:51
Quality performance
Really looking forward to see fitted canderva and perisic playing both wings.

Starmo4
29 Aug 16, 14:11
still hopin to see perisic and candreva on our wings

Harpsabu
29 Aug 16, 14:53
still hopin to see perisic and candreva on our wings

yes, will be amazing when both of them are 100% fit on the wings. The directness from them both. Will be very difficult for teams to handle. Would love them to be both fit for Juve against their 3 man backline

JJM
29 Aug 16, 15:05
He was very good yesterday...

I could be wrong about him...

Armes
29 Aug 16, 15:43
tbh he pissed me off a bit. sure he can cross beautifully and assisted the goal, but played pretty much like a second forward. i don't know if he was instructed like that, but not a single track back or defensive runs. he'd just stand there waiting for the ball. maybe I'm used to perisic too much. i think i that particular game, when you're brought as a sub and everyone is playing in a high tempo, you have to be a bit more reactive.

Harpsabu
29 Aug 16, 16:10
tbh he pissed me off a bit. sure he can cross beautifully and assisted the goal, but played pretty much like a second forward. i don't know if he was instructed like that, but not a single track back or defensive runs. he'd just stand there waiting for the ball. maybe I'm used to perisic too much. i think i that particular game, when you're brought as a sub and everyone is playing in a high tempo, you have to be a bit more reactive.

Im not even sure, was there any danger down his wing at all when he came on? Because its usually not like him not to work.

Inter7
07 Sep 16, 20:48
Nice PK for Italy heard he was anonymous all game long other than that.

thatdude
12 Sep 16, 03:55
This guy was so frustrating today. Sometimes all you have to do is put the cross in dude. First time, boom cross. That's your skill, why are you over complicating the use of it?

He also takes a few too many ambitious shots IMO. Hopefully he'll improve against Juventus. I have a feeling he will be really up for that game since he plays with some of those guys in the NT and its his former club.

CoolMan44
19 Sep 16, 01:23
Has much more to offer.

He did improve in the second half and that was a nice chipped pass to Icardi for the second goal.

Harpsabu
19 Sep 16, 02:06
In fairness, he ran himself into the ground and it shown. Looked exhausted near the end and only medel and santon had cramp i think he would have been taken off

.h.
19 Sep 16, 02:19
he needs to chill his shit. inter can do anything? this is exactly the sort of CL-cum-scudetto-cum-please-dont-relegate shit we've seen in the last few years

Pimpin
19 Sep 16, 02:19
he ran the most today, almost 12 km. kudos my albanian stalion *loaning him my nickname*

thatdude
19 Sep 16, 03:12
he needs to chill his shit. inter can do anything? this is exactly the sort of CL-cum-scudetto-cum-please-dont-relegate shit we've seen in the last few years

He said he won't put limits on our season and that we'll see where we end up at the end..hardly a declaration of future dominance.

Javier Zanetti
19 Sep 16, 03:25
he needs to chill his shit. inter can do anything? this is exactly the sort of CL-cum-scudetto-cum-please-dont-relegate shit we've seen in the last few years
I don't even pay attention to those kinds of statements, my impression from every Candreva interview I've watched is he's only capable of talking in football clichés

kameru
19 Sep 16, 07:44
I find his statement more relevant than our former Captain The Frog :yao:

Ronin
19 Sep 16, 08:17
I don't even pay attention to those kinds of statements, my impression from every Candreva interview I've watched is he's only capable of talking in football clichés
Zanetti and Stankovic were like that last season with their statements before/after matches.

I4E
19 Sep 16, 09:59
I was disappointed with him when Juve scored their goal. He stood flat footed like a statue as he watched Sandro beat D'Ambrosio to get that cross in. Didn't move an inch to get goal side. He should've dropped a meter or two to cover, to potentially smother the cross or at least force Sandro into having to beat another player. Candreva just stood there and let it happen.

Harpsabu
19 Sep 16, 10:05
I was disappointed with him when Juve scored their goal. He stood flat footed like a statue as he watched Sandro beat D'Ambrosio to get that cross in. Didn't move an inch to get goal side. He should've dropped a meter or two to cover, to potentially smother the cross or at least force Sandro into having to beat another player. Candreva just stood there and let it happen.

yep, said it in the match thread, DDA had pressed two players and Candreva did not help him at all. was poor from him

thatdude
19 Sep 16, 12:40
I was disappointed with him when Juve scored their goal. He stood flat footed like a statue as he watched Sandro beat D'Ambrosio to get that cross in. Didn't move an inch to get goal side. He should've dropped a meter or two to cover, to potentially smother the cross or at least force Sandro into having to beat another player. Candreva just stood there and let it happen.

Yeah he took that play off, which in hindsight was obviously the wrong decision. That was an odd play though because D'Ambrosio pushed out of defense to potentially win the ball off Asamoah, which he was almost successful in doing. He than continued his tracking off the play once the ball got to Sandro so Candreva was probably caught in two minds between whether he should help D'Ambrosio with Sandro or stay in position for a potential back pass to Asamoah who if they both had tracked Sandro would have been wide open to whip a ball in.

In the end Sandro got by D'ambrosio really fast, which would have made it tough for Candreva to get there unless he committed himself as soon as Sandro got the ball. I'm just saying I don't think it was a lazy thing, the guy did run 12 km yesterday which is insane.

enjoy
24 Sep 16, 07:47
#Candreva and #Banega have created more chances (per 90m) in #SerieA!

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CtESRrtWIAQrL2l.jpg:large

Candreva haters where are you? :oblivious:

Ziyad
24 Sep 16, 09:00
There are Candreva haters???

Ed.
24 Sep 16, 09:17
There are Candreva haters???

There are some of us who were doubtful of signing Candreva due to his inconsistency performance and age which to someone seems labelled as haters.

Sassuolu
24 Sep 16, 10:27
The doubts on Candreva were reasonable (however some did go overboard) but that was a time before we noticed our owners will practically splash their cash around.

M.Adnan
25 Sep 16, 15:18
Very good dribbler, excellent ball control and first touch, but a horrendous crosser today.

Perisic with his weaker foot has put much more accurate crosses than him.

Tsuna
25 Sep 16, 15:27
ran his ass off. props

Javier'sSon
25 Sep 16, 15:32
According to InterData, he has the most created chances in Serie A so far, 19. One more than both of Banega and Salah.

Ronaldo
25 Sep 16, 15:36
There are Candreva haters???

I was one and still I am skeptical. It's early to say but so far I see him a bit wasteful. Yes, he has created many chances but just because he makes like 1000 crosses per game. I'm not criticizing him but just pointing out how he could improve his game. I think if he cuts down on unnecessary crosses then we won't lose possession as much and would have a better game.

Nero Indigo
25 Sep 16, 15:37
Got into good crossing positions but his crossing let him down BIG TIME. Over-reliance on his crossing maybe??? :lol:

ScottishInterista
25 Sep 16, 15:56
Still not sure about him, he doesnt deliver great crosses consistently throughout the match but when he does something special usually comes about because of it

Fapuccino
25 Sep 16, 20:55
I'm glad we even have him and Perisic tbh. Neither is world class, but with the fuck fest we've conjured up the last 5 years, I'm grateful we can even get players of this quality.

In the modern game, wingers are the new #10s. They're the ones who unlock the game. Any proven, semi-decent player will be 50 mill+.

Bob Sacamano
25 Sep 16, 23:05
Still not sure about him, he doesnt deliver great crosses consistently throughout the match but when he does something special usually comes about because of it

Candreva's problem is indeed his consistency. He's an all or nothing player: his crosses are either very bad or very dangerous.

Universe
26 Sep 16, 00:12
I'm glad we even have him and Perisic tbh. Neither is world class, but with the fuck fest we've conjured up the last 5 years, I'm grateful we can even get players of this quality.

In the modern game, wingers are the new #10s. They're the ones who unlock the game. Any proven, semi-decent player will be 50 mill+.

I would say Perisic is world class, especially his last 9 months or so. Who are the left wingers out there that are significantly better than Perisic?

As for Candreva, I wrote it during the match thread, but assists aside, he's been poor. I like to think he just hasn't come into form yet. Seems to me like he's not playing on instinct and is overthinking things. This is what leads to him not crossing when he has the chance, then trying to force another opportunity and overdribbling or crossing when pressured tightly. It's not natural, instinctive or productive.

Fapuccino
26 Sep 16, 00:45
Who are the left wingers out there that are significantly better than Perisic?


Neymar, Ronaldo, Ribery, Silva, Hazard...

thatdude
26 Sep 16, 02:34
Neymar, Ronaldo, Ribery, Silva, Hazard...

Silva isn't really a comparable player and Hazard has been shit for about 18 months or so.

Ribery has been in good form to start this season but if you gave me the chance to trade today I wouldn't take it.

ScottishInterista
26 Sep 16, 02:47
tbh there has never been an abundance of fantastic wingers, that along with defenders has been a problem in football for a while

Universe
26 Sep 16, 02:56
Neymar, Ronaldo, Ribery, Silva, Hazard...

As thatdude says, Silva isn't really a winger and Hazard hasn't been the same since Chelsea won the premier league. I don't consider Neymar a winger either, more a wide-forward. Even if I were to give you those 5 players, which I am highly reluctant to do so, then what, there's 5 human beings on the planet better than Perisic? Like I said in the match thread, as far as recent performances go, Perisic is the best and most important player in this team right now, Miranda a close second.

ScottishInterista
26 Sep 16, 03:10
Id argue Icardi being up there as well with his goal contribution but its a semantic situation

Michael
28 Sep 16, 02:59
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CtaKW5uVYAAu-5D.jpg:large

Candreva averages 8.17 crosses, 3.17 chances created, 1.65 dribbles & 0.67 shots on goal per game.

Orange numbers are averages of the players of the same role.

M.Adnan
28 Sep 16, 05:18
He does put in many crosses which is really good, but he needs to make them more accurate and less wasteful.

Wallace
28 Sep 16, 07:18
Nah, I reckon he has met his expectation and price tag thus far.

Pretty good for a 20mil player, I mean, if you look at what we paid for you know who.

Harpsabu
28 Sep 16, 08:43
he puts in a lot of crosses but the thing that struck me was how he constantly finds the space to do so! I mean, he makes it look as if there is no left back playing. Really good at finding space and getting the crosses in.

Sassuolu
28 Sep 16, 11:35
Am I the only one who is completely in love with this player? He's dangerous all the time, I think FdB made the wrong substitution on Sunday since without Candreva and Banega we don't create much.

Demokritos
28 Sep 16, 11:50
He does put in many crosses which is really good, but he needs to make them more accurate and less wasteful.

He indeed provide 3 assists. stat says he create 3.17 chances out of 8.17 crosses. thats not wasteful at all to me...

Ronin
28 Sep 16, 12:01
Am I the only one who is completely in love with this player? He's dangerous all the time, I think FdB made the wrong substitution on Sunday since without Candreva and Banega we don't create much.
Me too. His tidiness when controlling the ball is brilliant when you compare him to his predecessors.

JJM
02 Oct 16, 22:52
Utter shit from him today,didn't do anything right,fucking literally
I tried liking him and I can't...
Most what pisses me off about him is his stupid solo attempts that cause no fucking danger and his first touch shots
Having all the time in the world to place it right but he rather hits it first time to oblivion... reminds me of Guarin albeit he is a bit smarter
Never rly liked him before at Lazio either
Even though he fucked us a lot there with his goals
It's like when you come to Inter you lose 50 procent of your talent
Ofc Lotito knew that he was in decline and fucked as again as I knew it to be so
Lotito fucked us again!
He is declining not late blooming ffs

KevinB
02 Oct 16, 22:59
Sucks he missed that sitter of Perisic. He should've controlled and blasted it in :palm:

thatdude
02 Oct 16, 23:52
He badly needs his 1st goal in an Inter shirt. I feel like that will calm him down a lot in front of goal.

Then again I said the same about Eder.

Ronin
02 Oct 16, 23:57
He needs to learn how to release the ball quicker sometimes. He stays too much on the ball and misses the chance to whip it in properly.

Vertigo
03 Oct 16, 00:17
I saw him got booed and whistled by the Roma Fans all the time.. Anybody knows why ?

Batman
03 Oct 16, 00:30
I saw him got booed and whistled by the Roma Fans all the time.. Anybody knows why ?

Because he was an ex Lazio

thatdude
03 Oct 16, 00:32
He needs to learn how to release the ball quicker sometimes. He stays too much on the ball and misses the chance to whip it in properly.

If he hasn't learned that at 29 theres not much hope for him.

Inter2010
03 Oct 16, 07:00
Antonio Candreva... I like this player... but roma match I saw what he lacks... he's not very alert

M.Adnan
03 Oct 16, 10:14
Lotito deserves to be praised for milking this much money out of Candreva. Just saying.

Adriano@10
03 Oct 16, 12:19
Lotito deserves to be praised for milking this much money out of Candreva. Just saying.

Are you suggesting we overpaid? COs IMHO those 20 mio we re very fair for both parties.

M.Adnan
03 Oct 16, 13:56
So far, I don't see him worth the 22m, specially at his age and his reported inconsistent performances prior to his sale.

Sadly, he's by miles our best and most talented winger. Only second to Perisic.

Harpsabu
03 Oct 16, 14:05
So far, I don't see him worth the 22m, specially at his age and his reported inconsistent performances prior to his sale.

Sadly, he's by miles our best and most talented winger. Only second to Perisic.

Why is that sadly?

Jesus, we signed a 29 year old player and the entire forum is butthurt about it. This guy has been one of our most impressive players at the start of this season, yet he is getting nothing but abuse. Even last night he was nowhere near one of the worst players yet people are still calling him out

Ronin
03 Oct 16, 15:41
He had a bad game vs Roma but he's been decent so far this season. 3 assists already. Last season the player with most assists had like 7 or something.

M.Adnan
03 Oct 16, 19:46
3 assists already.

It's not about numbers. His end product needs to improve considering his great skills and the high number of crosses/dribbling he's doing. Way too many misplaced crosses.

I've had the same criticism for Banega. Both are doing everything great but that last touch/pass isn't productive for their level. Though Banega has perfectly improved so much in the second half yesterday plus scoring a great goal. This is the work that I expect from someone like Candreva. Perisic is a good model to follow.


Last season the player with most assists had like 7 or something.

Anything with Mancini's gameplay is not worth the comparison.

Provenzano
04 Oct 16, 08:25
Do you know how many crosses he have since the start of season? Probably, on this planet there is no other player with more crosses than Candreva. And let be honest, more than half of his crosses are disappointing. Other irritating thing in him is when he got a pass, he want to get rid of the ball as quickly as possible. I'm aware that he don't have the speed and dribbling of Perisic, but he is damn predictable.

Wobblz
04 Oct 16, 09:17
Well, don't know about anything else but dude creates chances, assists and provides key passes. He currently sits top of the assist table ffs.

That's pretty much his job description and he can only get better from now on, in terms of service, as he's getting to know by muscle memory how Icardi and others would move in the penalty.

I would understand your frustration if he had tons of crosses that ended up doing nothing for us, but that's not the case.


http://image.prntscr.com/image/5f320279c39d4cbba133100747b1adff.png

Dylan
04 Oct 16, 14:47
FIF has funny view of crossing. It's essentially lumping the ball into the box with the oppositions best headers surrounding and being able to block everything off. Of course ~60% of crosses are going to look shit when it doesn't land perfectly on an Inter head.

Sassuolu
04 Oct 16, 14:57
The fact that he manages to get a cross every damn time is a credit to how good he is, players like Candreva make Icardi look lethal.

surripere
04 Oct 16, 15:03
He's a great crosser of a ball. I don't think I've seen him put in a shit cross yet.

Batman
04 Oct 16, 17:17
People should be happy with Candreva. We had Nagatomo and D'Ambrosio as crossers in the last few years.

ScottishInterista
04 Oct 16, 21:01
He certainly puts in shit crosses, but when he puts in a good cross that goes towards someone it usually goes in.

Provenzano
04 Oct 16, 21:06
People should be happy with Candreva. We had Nagatomo and D'Ambrosio as crossers in the last few years.
Exactly because we have Nagatomo and D'Ambrosio like crossers last few years and now Candreva seems like Messi for us. The level is quite low and so reduced.

ADRossi
05 Oct 16, 01:53
Do you know how many crosses he have since the start of season? Probably, on this planet there is no other player with more crosses than Candreva. And let be honest, more than half of his crosses are disappointing. Other irritating thing in him is when he got a pass, he want to get rid of the ball as quickly as possible. I'm aware that he don't have the speed and dribbling of Perisic, but he is damn predictable.

How about you make use of statistics rather than superlatives in order to get your point across?

Harpsabu
05 Oct 16, 09:03
No are we stupid!? He's 29 so it doesn't matter how good he plays we have to complain! Also, only what, 1 out of 3 crosses create an actual chance? When we play with one striker who usually has at least two men to beat in the box? This is nonsense, every one of his crosses should be perfect!!

Sassuolu
05 Oct 16, 15:34
And when a point is made that he's our most creative player in years we blame Mancini.

Honestly some people just don't like him which is incomprehensible.

Sevag
09 Oct 16, 22:53
Got 2 assists today, hope he keeps it up

JJM
09 Oct 16, 22:57
Ofc,playing for a NT or club is a totally different thing...:work:

Sassuolu
12 Oct 16, 15:05
Got 2 assists today, hope he keeps it up

But do you have stats to prove he played well?

JJM
13 Oct 16, 17:25
they did a #askCandreva
Said he would have been a electrician if not a football player,and they would have many blackouts in his town so better he decided to be a football player,he also watches Narcos when he has the time and he likes it a lot
Happy and honoured that he is Suning's first investement

also :trollol:

During a Twitter Q&A held with Inter winger Antonio Candreva, the subject of the crossing from Inter’s full-backs was raised.
He was asked: “Can you teach Danilo (D’Ambrosio) and Santon to cross?”
Candreva gave the diplomatic but somewhat sarcastic answer: “And I can teach them other things, such as defence, for example.”

everything else was boring so I didn't remember

Wings
14 Oct 16, 02:03
He was asked: “Can you teach Danilo (D’Ambrosio) and Santon to cross?”
Candreva gave the diplomatic but somewhat sarcastic answer: “And I can teach them other things, such as defence, for example.”

That doesn't sound diplomatic to me.

Candreva Crosses
14 Oct 16, 02:30
That doesn't sound diplomatic to me.

Candreva was being sarcastic.

Cómi
14 Oct 16, 04:18
Sarcastic like they are both shit and nobody can teach them, or sarcastic like the reporter asked a dumb question because they are both competent players?

Kakaroto
14 Oct 16, 05:31
Sarcasm only works when there is truth in it.

Candreva Crosses
15 Oct 16, 01:59
For god sake. It ment D'Ambrosio knows how to defend but Candreva doesn't I GUESS.


AND NO I DON'T THINK D'AMBROSIO CAN DEFEND.

M.Adnan
16 Oct 16, 13:55
Today's game against Cagliari is exactly what I was talking about in the past two pages here.

Once again, a player who's doing very well everywhere except for his crosses. However, I won't deny how we don't have many players inside the penalty box to seize the 'alright' crosses by Candreva. There are mostly just Perisic far back and Icardi with bad positioning. That's another added problem.

uny_arturo
16 Oct 16, 15:07
I still don't blame him. Would you rather have Candreva running around or Icardi doing absolutely nothing?