This is not going to be an article, rather a thought I'd like to share with you guys.
The ABC in the title does not refer to the alphabet but to the ABC used in medicine for reviving patients.
In medicine when you have a sick patient or a trauma case you always start with ABC which is Airway, Breathing, Circulation. First you start off with airway and make sure it is functioning properly and only when you are 100% sure then you move on to the next letter. 80%, 90% or even 99.999% doesn't cut it, only 100%. Doesn't matter how hard it is going to be or how long it is going to take, if you have a problem with airway you take care of it before moving to breathing. If a patient has a blocked airway doesn't matter how good his lungs or heart function; if the problem is not solved he is going to die.
I think that ABC in medicine applies to football in the following order: Goalkeeper, Defense, Midfield, Attack. This should be the formula for reviving Inter. Doesn't matter if you have the best team in the world but a bad GK, you cannot be a winner. If you have a worldclass defense but mediocre midfield and attack, you can still come off a game with a point for not conceding.
Take for instance the Livorno game. They played really well against us but it only took one stupid slip up from Bardi to decide the game. If they hadn't conceded they could have just parked the bus and walked off the game with 1 point.
I believe that is the philosophy that Simeone at Atletico Madrid has applied; same thing we did in 2010 with Mourinho. Quality-wise we couldn't compete with likes of Chelsea, Bayern or Barca but we had something they didn't have, a worldcalss defense! History is not going to remember who played boring (although I have to admit I enjoy defensive and counter attacking football way more than stupid tiki taka or possession football and I don't find it boring at all) or who was too defensive, it is only going to remember who won the title. Arsenal way of playing doesn't win you titles, Inter of 2010 wins you the treble!
Now with the new owner, potentially new management and new rumors I believe that is what we should focus on. Start from Handanovic then the defense, midfield and finally attack.
Handanovic is the closest thing we have to worldclass and I think he should be untouchable unless we can afford better. Bardi doesn't cut it, potential is not enough!
Then we can move on to defense and here is where I think a lot of our problems start. Even Mazzari himself said that we are having problems at defense. IMO, that should be our priority and we should try and fix the defense and only when we are sure that the defense is set then we can move on to fixing the midfield and attack.
Since Campagnaro's injury our problems started. Ranocchia and Juan have been inconsistent. Juan could have an excuse because of his young age but Ranocchia? 25 years old and has had regular football for quite sometime but still without his big brother Campagnaro being next to him he cannot perform.
Maybe its Rano's fault, maybe its Juan's or even maybe its Mazzari's but what is clear is that the defense has problems and it should be solved before anything else and it is either Mazzari's job or Thohir's to fix it.
I apologize for the long post and thank you for reading.
Any comments are welcome.