Is that our team is very undynamic, which is actually ironic considering that we have a very big squad. But due to the fact that most of our midfielder is most effective as bollwinners rather then beeing creative. This leaves us very vulnerable to injuries in the midfield deperatment. Add to that, those midfielders (Snejider and Motta) that actually offer some sort of creativity are A) Injury prone and B) They arent that creative, specially Motta falls in the latter category.
We could easly see this vulnerability against Sampdoira, when we were forced to play with Vieria, Zanetti and Cambiasso, which didnt work. Adding Stankovic and Civhu and subbing Vieria didnt change much either.
I also see a problem in the attack, and this becomes a problem because of our midfield, and that is we lack physical presence in the attack when we play both Eto Žo Milito. Both great with the ball at their feet, but those aint the biggest guy around. This becomes a problem because of our current midfields inability to service our attackers with good balls i.e, on the ground. Crosses into the box arent as effective either when having both Eto Žo and Milito at pitch
The only attacker we have that is physicaly strong and also fast is Balotelli and we could see how well he did against Sampdoria. In games when we are dominating, having EtoŽo and Milito on the pitch is not a problem. However when we face opponents that are as good or better then us it is vital to have an attacker who has enough physical presence to handle those longer balls, atm neihter EtoŽo or Milito can do this. Having Milito, Eto Žo and Balotelli is not an option atm because of our midfield. When both Motta and Sneijder are healthy we can consider it but as both are injured, playing 4-3-3 is out of the question. My opinon is that Balotelli should play, and that being on the expense of either Milito or Eto when facing good opponents. However is Balotelli mature enough to be a first striker at a club like Inter?
This is some of my thoughts and I would welcome some thoughts on this , even if you dont agree with me.