Davide Frattesi

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I talked about this on Inter Jections a few months ago. I just don't see what Frattesi's path forward is at the club. He's never going to replace Barella in the pecking order, and Barella just renewed. We seemingly signed Zielinski to rotate with Mkhitaryan. Frattesi is certainly not a regista.

So what's the plan for him? He's great coming off the bench when you need a goal, but given how broke we are that money could have been spent elsewhere. For instance, a proper striker instead of Arnautovic.

I'm not upset if we want to admit that Frattesi is just a bench piece we'll start in Coppa and low stakes Serie A games. But considering he was the most expensive transfer in Serie A last year, you always hope for more.

Next year is make or break for him.

He is still a good impact player with his box runs and clinical finishing, massive one trick pony but I’m not there where I say end of the world that he is still there, after all we had f… Klaassen and Sensi that was more useless then trying to cut a beef with a spoon. I honestly doubt anyone see him ever finding a way into our starting 11, because as we all seem to agree on he is simply to limited a toolbox for that.

Zielinski Is a massive upgrade in dept regardless of how he plays, there just no way he is going to be as bad as what we witnessed with Klassan or Sensi… Likely also going to be better then what Asllani showed so far…

While I doubt anyone is all excited about the quality of our bench, it’s certainly better than last term.
 
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You have seen SMS play this tournament? He was almost as bad as Frattesi. Really disappointing tournament from him, and Serbia in a whole.

But going to a farmers league doesn’t do you any good I guess.
 

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But hey, you’re just going to respond with “But it’s Saudi”. Like he hasn’t been busting Serie A teams’ ass for years. Even last season he was the best midfielder in Serie A.

Again let me reiterate, I wanted SMS because he wanted to leave Lazio. I don’t care if we didn’t go for him but I cared about spending 30+ on Frattesi when he clearly was a bang average player. This is what kills me about this club. If you don’t have the money to spend on top players, then don’t buy mediocre alternatives for an important amount. Save the money for next season and get a free transfer or a loan to warm your bench and spend on a better player the year after
Frattesi isn’t a ‘bang avarage player’ btw. He has the ability to score 10 - 15 goals a year, pure because of his instinctive positioning. As a midfielder. I agree his first year here is a bit disappointing and he’s a disaster for Italy this tournament. But he has a couple of very profilic characteristics, which the most players can’t learn. And yeah, he’s isn’t as technical gifted as SMS for example.

I still want to give him the benifit of the doubt. I do think a player like him needs a good run of games, to get to his best form. I just don’t know we can give him that.
 

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Yeah if Frattesi wants to be a certain starter, this Inter might not be a team for him. Inzaghi's football is a bit different and his best qualities usually come into best use in this system and the way we play when we're chasing, which we aren't doing too often. He's very important as a bench option still since sometimes you want some different spark from the bench and not always just rotation option to replace what you already have on the pitch.
 

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You have seen SMS play this tournament? He was almost as bad as Frattesi. Really disappointing tournament from him, and Serbia in a whole.

But going to a farmers league doesn’t do you any good I guess.
Nobody can be bad as SMS. I will take Feattesi with one leg over SMS.
 

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Yeah, he is far from a world class midfielder, but the way we play doesn't really suit him at all. In this setup, if you are not a technically gifted mid with great ability to weave those passes, and actively look for the ball you are sticking like a sore thumb, and it's exactly what's happening to him. If he played under pioli or alegri a lot of his weaknesses wouldn't be in the spotlight like they are now imo.

Having said all of this, I will repeat what I said after his first couple of months here, there is no way in hell he will be able to get to the first team in our current setup and competing with the midfielders we already have. As long as he is here alongside inzaghi he will always be used as a supersub, and it has nothing to do with the fact he needs more playing time and everything to do with the type of midfielder he is. In other words, his inter career will last as long as he is comfortable being a super sub, which probably will not be for that long given that his agent already started hinting to certain things.
 

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You have seen SMS play this tournament? He was almost as bad as Frattesi. Really disappointing tournament from him, and Serbia in a whole.

But going to a farmers league doesn’t do you any good I guess.
Bro, Like I said lets not use a sample size of three games when all his team has been crap especially when he literally has a history of busing OUR leagues ass.
 

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You could apply that logic to Frattesi to some levels. He hasn’t been great at this tournament but in league he has been good.

We can all agree that he’s not starting player, yet. Lack of qualities to be controlling midfielder but his instinct and position awareness are good, give us different option, especially when you need to unlock compact, defensive teams.
 

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You could apply that logic to Frattesi to some levels. He hasn’t been great at this tournament but in league he has been good.

We can all agree that he’s not starting player, yet. Lack of qualities to be controlling midfielder but his instinct and position awareness are good, give us different option, especially when you need to unlock compact, defensive teams.
Exactly. We must not forget that, although Frattesi played little minutes for Inter last season, he had a good part winning the Scudetto. Scoring important goals, on critical moments. He actually earned us some points against Hellas and Udinese for example. Especially that Hellas win was massive.
 

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I'm fairly convinced frattesi will have a bigger role next year despite zielinski. Whether it's injury, more rotation for mkhi, I'm not sure, but frattesi and his ability to score, esp later in a game, will continue to be crucial for us. Especially with the new CL format resulting in more games for the first team.

I do almost wonder if he becomes a backup striker after Taremi, eg you drop him back and use him as an AMC behind thuram for example if you're lower on options
 

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He has potential to be interesting atypical attacking mid but it would require a lot of work on his behalf. If Frattesi was to occupy a more attacking position on the pitch, he would need to improve his holdup play. Inzaghi prefers midfielders who are good passers and comfortable on the ball; he always has. We certainly knew this so it makes me curious what our initial intentions were with Frattesi— I can only assume it was to add more goals from midfield, and he’s certainly doing that and on his way to being even better. The problem is, a club with our finances, doesn’t spend nearly 40mil euro for this type of player, who we prefer as a supersub and is seen as somewhat of a penalty to our build-up.

Frattesi is suffering from an identity crisis right now and I hope he can figure it out because he definitely has some abilities outside of the norm. Imo he needs to build up more muscle. I know he’s not a scrawny dude, but he must be able to bully opposing players. His touch looks Lukaku-esque at times and he doesn’t have the natural genetic makeup to compensate. Frattesi as an advanced midfielder who can act as somewhat of a false striker and target man is an interesting Avenue I would like to see explored.

I would at least give him another season before we consider selling.
 
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I dont see him anywhere near a starting spot and he is quite expensive for a impact sub. At this point id let him go and keep Asllani.
 

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Some crazy talk in here
 
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