I didn't really know where to post this as I am pretty green in this forum.
I will post it here for now, but mods please feel free to move it if you think it belongs somewhere else.
One of my favorite football journalists, Johnathan Wilson from the Guardian wrote an interesting piece on the 4-2-1-3 and what makes it tick. I thought it would be interesting for some of us to read the article and discuss it a bit as it seems that Rafa is pretty set on using the slight variation of the 4-2-3-1 system for Inter.
I sense the problems we have been discussing the entire time, or at least the problems I have seen with it at Inter on a different forum.
Sneijder drops deep to the two holding midfielders as Johnathan points out in his article but the lack of interchange between Eto'o, Pandev, and Sneijder and their movement is what limits our current squad.
If we can figure that out, then we will begin to enjoy the fruits of this system. And if one of the two holding midfielders has to be more creative in going forward, then Mariga or Motta will make or break our season.