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Here is my final preferred formation:
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So lets take a look at this tactic piece by piece.
Biraghi and Peruzzi have defensive and midfield roles, not really going past the halfway line, forming a 4-man chain of defence for the most part. An idea would be putting in Jonathan or Nagatomo for Peruzzi to supplement the attack, where this RB would move on the flanks behind Alvarez, and we could have a 3 man or 4 man chain of defence depending on whether or not we're attacking.
In this formation, the two DMs in front of the back four give support to the defense, with one player primarily breaking up opposition attack, and the other putting more emphasis on distributing the ball to other players as an anchor.
So basically Kovacic is an anchor for distribution and getting balls out, while Duncan is more versatile in a position like Javi Martinez of Bayern Munich. Duncan breaks up the opposition attacks, but also goes forward to provide the ball to the CAM.
In this formation, Cassano is a hybrid between a second striker and an attacking midfielder, similar to the position he held in the Inter vs Tottenham match at the San Siro.
The wings are self explanatory, and Palacio is a very good center striker.
I think this tactic could work next year pretty well without putting in youngsters like Benassi or Bessa that need muscular development.
Then again, Benassi and Bessa can substitute Kovacic and Cassano respectively, and Icardi could easily play in Palacio's position as a starter.
Furthermore the implementation of this formation only requires the purchase of Gomez, so it is quite feasible. The only thing we really need for this tactic is another player to substitute Cassano in the case of an injury or a suspension.
Please comment with your opinion on my tactical commentary, and thanks for reading.