FIF's Dramatic last day of the Mercato - Summer 2020

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I'm not disappointed with the players we got. Vidal, Hakimi, are obviously huge. Nainggolan can be a weapon if Conte keeps him motivated.

Kolarov is okay if the coach wants him. He isn't benching Bastoni.

Darmian is a disappointment. No two ways about it. But time will tell if he ends up being useful for us. The only good part is that he can play many roles. The bad part is he will be average at all of them.

The disappointments for me are what we did not fix, and we clearly needed to fix from last season.

- vice-Lukaku - this was our biggest issue last season, and it's incredible how it wasn't addressed. Pinamonti will be more useful than Esposito, but not enough. Unless the management feel they can still get a Mandzukic or someone since they are without a club.

- Other big worry is the lack of depth on wingback front. Last season we had Biraghi, Young, Candreva, Moses - all of them were serviceable when rotated well. Young and Biraghi got us few critical goals towards the end of the season. Moses got some good assists.
Now we only have Young and Hakimi. Perisic has a lot to do to convince. Even if he does well, we are short of another option. Darmian and D'Ambrosio just don't provide the impact that a Moses could. Either of Moses or Alonso should have been acquired. Just how broke are we to not even being able to offer a loan fee?

The only good part about this is that the squad is now far more suited to a 4312. If we see some average performances like against Lazio, I hope Conte is forced to move to that. Especially in midfield, our depth and players can do so much better in it.
 

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Their attack is a mess. They have 1 striker (Morata :lol:). Dybala, Bernadeschi and Ronaldo who don't really want to play wide and want a free forward role. Both berna and dybala suck on the left and must play on the right. Chiesa who really is not a strong winger (probably best as a wide midfielder, like lazio-days Candreva), sucks on the left and must play on the right. Kulu who sucks on the left and must play on the right. I hope you see what's happening there :lol: Who has to play left for them? Ramsey :lol::lol::lol:. Come on guys, you all know that's a joke.

Sarri had to change formation and play ronaldo and dybala as 2 free roaming forwards and relied on their individual brilliance to produce their most underwhelmning season in 9 years. Allegri ended up benching dybala a lot, playing him AM, benching bernadeschi a lot also just to spatially make it work. Both seasoned coaches. But somehow I'm supposed to be worried about these issues magically disappearing when PIRLO has to solve them?

And this was exactly my point about Kulusevski and Chiesa. They got two young talented players who play in the exact same position in 4-3-3.

Since we're bringing up Juventus, this is their squad on display:

Szczesny/Buffon
De Ligt/Danilo-Bonucci/Demiral-Chiellini/Sandro
Chiesa/Cuadrado-Arthur/McCennie-Bentancur/Rabiot-Sandro/Bernardeschi/Frabotta
Kulusevski/Ramsey/Bernardeschi
Dybala/Kulusevski-Ronaldo/Morata

I look at their squad and i am not scared. Their attack is great and deep but in other areas they have weaknesses. Even though i rate Arthur highly i have my doubts an Arthur-Bentancur duo could work, they have no real backup for Sandro and if they stick with a back 3 their squad depth in defense is extremely thin.
 

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Their attack is a mess. They have 1 striker (Morata :lol:). Dybala, Bernadeschi and Ronaldo who don't really want to play wide and want a free forward role. Both berna and dybala suck on the left and must play on the right. Chiesa who really is not a strong winger (probably best as a wide midfielder, like lazio-days Candreva), sucks on the left and must play on the right. Kulu who sucks on the left and must play on the right. I hope you see what's happening there :lol: Who has to play left for them? Ramsey :lol::lol::lol:. Come on guys, you all know that's a joke.

Sarri had to change formation and play ronaldo and dybala as 2 free roaming forwards and relied on their individual brilliance to produce their most underwhelmning season in 9 years. Allegri ended up benching dybala a lot, playing him AM, benching bernadeschi a lot also just to spatially make it work. Both seasoned coaches. But somehow I'm supposed to be worried about these issues magically disappearing when PIRLO has to solve them?



Sorry but I totally disagree. Pjanic has been their best midfielder these past 2 years. He's been the protagonist in midfield with the others being utilitarian, enforcers and more support players (matuidi, khedira, betancur etc). Now the midfield is a disaster that Arthur alone cannot fix. Arthur at this point is a less-grinta/low energy Sensi. That's not enough. When Rabiot has to start, your midfield is a mess. When you have to mention McKennie as a player in your midfield, you're a MESS.



Even with our mercato being considered relatively poor, the signings fit a tactic and generally, the best players can play with effective backups.

I disagree, bentancur was their best midfielder last season. When we played them in March sarri even dropped pjanic.
But anyway, we will see how it plays out.
 

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Don't bother.

Palacio has been against EVERYTHING the club has done the last few years, including advocating for every single manager to get sacked :lol: I think he's a troll so I honestly find him funny at this point

At least I see things for what they are and not bury my head in the sand and expect two blind people (Marotta and Conte) somehow would lead Inter to trophies.
 

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At least I see things for what they are and not bury my head in the sand and expect two blind people (Marotta and Conte) somehow would lead Inter to trophies.

The best course of action after being called out is just ignore and pretend like nothing happened.

Now you just drew more attention, people will soon find you're actually a troll, good job.
 

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Regarding Juventus, it is irrelevant to compare the mercati of the two teams as isolated events.

Last season we had a better GK and defense, our midfield [meaning central players] wasn't as strong despite theirs not being really special, and they had a slight advantage in the attacking end.

Now I think it's safe to say that our midfield is far superior to theirs, our GK remains stronger, our attack is relatively weaker and our defense is probably not as strong as theirs anymore. All of this on paper of course, as some players who look superior don't feature as much and some inferior ones get more minutes, from both sides.


In terms of league dynamics, we are not in a much better position than last season.
 

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The biggest leap in quality we have ofcourse is hakimi and vidal. We are reliant in these two, the former mostly in having a great season to win.

Goalkeeper, I'm not too sure on. Szcesny has been good and handa looks like he's regressing. I'd still choose handa but it's not as big a margin.

We've improved our depth importantly which hurt us last year. But our defensive depth is worrying.
 
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