Frank de Boer

Where will De Boer lead us this season?


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Isn't Celtic by far the worst team we played so far? not like we destroyed them...... either.

Happy we finally won but .... lets not circle jerk just yet

I hope Celtic is better than CKSA Sofia.
 

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Meh, scottish league is pretty dogshit

worse than Third Division Bulgarian league and a club that was demoted to Third League because they couldn't afford the license to play in the top league?
 

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The thing is Celtic played with their reserves, B team or call it whatever, bunch of youngsters. Now it doesn't really matter who was the opponent and what was the result at the end. All I wanted to see was a glimpse of organized football, a clear pattern of movement and teamwork in attack or defense and I got that, and I got just that.

Analyzing further and saying De Boer did great because 'hey we won', or failed because 'hey Celtic sucks, we should've demolished them' is just wrong at this time.
 

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Suning bosses Dong Jr. And Ren Jun came too meet new boss De Boer with president ET
 

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I missed the first 30 minutes of the game, but saw enough to know that we are already playing better under FDB than Mancini. We might be able to make a season of it after all. This is after a few days of training only. We got 8 days till the season opener. Well done today Frank, like a boss!

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But it's only the preseason :D
 

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I know I was heavily against appointing FDB but I must say I'm excited to see what he can do.
 

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Yup the real test comes very soon! Are you on board with the hire wera, or sceptical?

I barely watched any Ajax game and never paid attention to De Boer. So, I don't really know and I decided I won't (overly) hate on him this season. It's always healthy to be sceptical, but I do also think getting Mancini out was a good thing, no matter the good results.

Mancini had the best squad that Inter had in the last 4 years at least. Now De Boer has even better players (Candreva, Banega,..), so I'm even excited to watch Inter (finally)
 

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Welcome to INTER Mr. De Boer :datass:

I had refrained myself from posting on topics like Mancini/de Boer these days, because my impressions were mixed.

My first impression was: why NOW?! Mancini's contract should have been terminated earlier if management doesn't trust him or have substantial disagreements. So I was kinda dissapointed that a new coach was signed just 2 weeks before the start of the season.

My 2nd thought: Frank doesn't speak Italian [but he does spanish, which is pretty related so he'll probably learn italian fast] and does NOT know the opposition. He probably knows shit about Chievo for instance, but I'm sure he'll make everything possible to beat them.

My 3rd thought: Management probably realized Mancini is a crybaby, constant whiner and has a pussy [coward] mentality - being settled with a draw and saying juBentus are favourites.

My 4th though: Mancini brings nothing new to INTER unfortunately, except for new players every 6 months... So he probably blames everything else, except himself [see 3rd thought].

My 5th thought: Mancini is unable to imprint a few attacking schemes to the team and has no clue how to break opposition defence, he only demands more and more transfers, hoping that some will perform in his place [individual talent]. So Mancini probably won't make it until next summer.

=> I agree with the change. Once the management has decided Mancini's history, no point in wasting time any further.

Frank seems a very determined individual, which makes me hope for next season.

we wasted most of preseason with Manshitni who didn't gave a fuck anymore as the players themselves confessed to the mgmt.

source?? :chan:

The most important quote for me that Frank said so far is "Individuals win games. Teams win trophies."

Good luck Mr. de Boer, as you will need it over here.
I hope you bring us many important trophies, but before that, achieve what Mancini was unable to: finish top3.
 

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Suning bosses Dong Jr. And Ren Jun came too meet new boss De Boer with president ET

Ren Jun looks like a leading henchman to a villain from a Bruce Lee and/or Jackie Chan movie.

Also, it looks like somebody told him to untuck his shirt. Crikey.
 

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First page of GdS:
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Inter not afraid of Rube says Frank DB in his first GdS interview.
He ain't sure if Rube rly reinforced,I will not change HH's and Mou's history, but we will counter attack only when we will be tired,In 4 months...
 

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In 4 months we will be atop Serie A!! :closeenough::fuckyea::slick:
 

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Somebody translate the fdb interview in gds tqqqqq
 

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De Boer: 'Italian football evolved'
By Football Italia staff

New Inter Coach Frank De Boer praises the 'enormous steps forward' shown by Italian football, whilst discussing Mauro Icardi.

The Dutchman turned down the Nerazzurri in the past, and said that he preferred the Premier League to Serie A.

But this has changed in recent times, and he was happy to sign for Inter following the sacking of Roberto Mancini.

“I was contacted a few weeks before I signed, by my agent,” De Boer told La Gazzetta dello Sport. “I told them I was available, as the Nerazzurri project seemed immediately interesting. Later we met, and everything worked out very quickly.

“Inter represent tradition and Italy. If you think of Italian football, the three great teams come to mind: Inter, Milan and Juventus. And there have been some supreme Dutch players in Italy: Jonk and Bergkamp on one side, Van Basten, Rijkaard and Gullit on the other.

“The prestige of the Biscione had its influence in my choice. I want to be part of this great history.”

De Boer was then asked what his current opinion of Italian football was.

“I think that over the last two-three years, Italian football took some enormous steps forward in terms of mentality. There is more interest in proposing now.

“Some time ago, for instance, [Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi] Buffon never used to play the ball on the defenders, rather he always cleared it to dispel all possible risks. Now he always relies on the closest teammate.

“In brief, the philosophy has changed. Not just Juventus, but all of Serie A opted for a different direction. Once, it was just the usual Italian football: an exceptional defence and one-two great strikers up ahead to resolve the match for you.

“Teams relied exclusively on those strikers when things got hard. Today everyone is involved, and the progress is evident. It's no coincidence that Juve recently made it to the Champions League final.”

Finally, the 46-year-old was asked about the Biscione's star Mauro Icardi, and about Ever Banega.

“Mauro is only 23 and he scored a lot already. He knows it's not only thanks to him, but to the work of all Inter. Every day he must come here and look to become a better player, on the pitch and off it, taking care even of his food and of anything that could improve his personal performance.

“This is the right mentality. Even [Barcelona's Leo] Messi never stops questioning himself. The day you think you've reached the top, you're finished.

“Icardi's movements are fantastic. Maybe he has to sometimes understand that, on occasion, it's better to protect the ball and play it simple, in the interests of the team.

“In any case, I saw a lot of energy in him, in his training sessions and in the game against Celtic. I was glad to see that he was happy in providing an assist for [Antonio] Candreva.

“Obviously he wants to score, but he can also make a difference in many other ways. I'm really happy with Mauro, he is the captain and he knows how I want him to work. He must play for the team, and he will score many goals.

“Banega? He's a fantastic player. We must put him in the best possible tactical conditions. It's going to be very important, because he makes the difference when he has the ball at his feet.

“He can do everything, he has great intelligence. He'd do well just next to Icardi, even better if he's a little bit further back, and he's good as a playmaker too.

“With Argentina he plays in the midfield, in Sevilla he covered every role, and in the Copa del Rey, against Barcelona, he even marked [Andres] Iniesta.

“He has fantastic quality, and that's what we need. Men like him, Candreva and [Ivan] Perisic are essential, because I have an unconditional love for those who know how to play the ball.”

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De Boer: 'True Inter in January'
By Football Italia staff

Frank De Boer wants 'everyone to work for the team' and promises 'you'll see my true Inter in January'.

The 46-year-old was flown in a mere few weeks before the beginning of the championship, and he will have a tough time instilling his gaming philosophy over such a short time.

“As far as I'm concerned, I don't want to change Inter's history, but one step at a time we can grow in many aspects,” said De Boer, in an extensive interview with La Gazzetta dello Sport.

“We must attack and defend together. We can also play on the counter for some time, if we are tired. What I never want to see is everyone hanging back and two strikers alone at the front, asked to resolve the matter.

“Games are won with eleven players, or in fact with the whole squad. Good organisation and unity of intent make the difference, always.

“Single players win a game, the team takes home the titles. If you want to play alone, switch to tennis. You must choose a direction, follow it and get the entire group involved.

“My strikers score a lot because they work close to the goal, but at the same time they must guarantee the right contribution to the team, defensively too.

“Ronaldo scored 30 goals when he was at PSV Eindhoven, but he used to win nothing. You can win only if the team is working. If someone picks up an injury, there must be the option of replacing him without lowering our performance too much. This can only be done if you're a true team.

“It's true, I prefer the 4-3-3, but we can do other things too, like the 4-2-3-1. There's nothing wrong with changing. The opponent must always be studied closely, you must find their weak spots to figure out what's the best way of attacking.

“I do want my team to be able to change between two-three systems, even in the same game, but in order to do like Barcelona and Juve, who know how to switch mid-game without any problems, you require a general growth by the lads. Everything depends on the availability and the quality of the players.”

Finally, De Boer was asked when he believed he'd be able to truly impress his style on the team.

“My Inter will be seen only after four months, which is normal. In January we'll truly know who we are. I haven't been here very long, and on Sunday the championship is beginning.

“Inevitably, with my staff we must be carefuly about the intensity of training. The general philosophy on this subject has changed.

“If we can't handle the physical aspect well, we could have a lot of injuries one month from now. I remember that [Jurgen] Klopp came to Liverpool in October and tried to immediately impose a rigid training style, after the model of Borussia Dortmund.

“The result was that he picked up a lot of injuries, no less than nine. Sometimes it's better to slow down.”

Edit: That's the last part of FDB interview to GdS:


De Boer: 'Juventus may be weaker'
By Football Italia staff

Inter's Frank De Boer says 'it's not a given that Juventus will be stronger', and discusses Napoli's Arkadiusz Milik.

The Bianconeri will be the team to beat for the new Coach, especially now that they reinforced themselves with Napoli's Gonzalo Higuain and Roma's Miralem Pjanic.

“They're a great team, their squad is exceptional,” De Boer admitted to La Gazzetta dello Sport. “They added Higuain, and at the same time they lost [Paul] Pogba. We must understand how they're going to play in the midfield, and it's not a given that they'll be stronger than last year.

“They have some great names, but we don't know yet whether these great names can also be a great team.

“Inter's objective is making it into the Champions League, there are no excuses. Everything else we still have to verify, but we're going to try. With the right levels of organisation and a good mentality, you can achieve anything in football.

“It's going to be extremely challenging on all fronts anyway, because Roma, Napoli, Lazio, Fiorentina and Milan are excellent teams and must be respected.”

Napoli only just signed a Arkadiusz Milik, a player from De Boer's former team, Ajax.

“He can do very well. He's a real striker, best fitted for the 4-4-2, with energy and quality, and one of the best left-foot shots in Europe.

“He may have some problems in the 4-3-3, but he's young and he can improve. His speed isn't of the highest, but he has great margins of growth. If he were faster too, he'd cost as much as Higuain.”

Inter's first game in the championship will be this Sunday, August 21, against Chievo.

“I know they play a 4-4-2 that turns into a diamond, they're a team that is unafraid and who know how to counter.

“It's a good test, not least for me, and if we won't defend well as a team, we'll come up against some very serious risks. We'll need pre-emptive marking and great organisation.”
 
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Its game on, I Really like his mentality he is a big game player and was great Orange player. I love the way he said its not tennis its football.

I think he knows what he is doing wish the best for him and get the result in ½ season I Wish we are not far away from the leader and gather as much point as possible, I believe that the last ½ of the season he will get most points
 

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don't make early promises like mancio.. big mistake frank

A bit of risk is good I think its better this way and not hide behind the " bad team better teams "
He needs to show the way otherwise its no point.
Right now inter need a coach that dares
 

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I like the ones who make promises. It pushes them to work hard and even uf they don't fulfill their promise, they usually come close.
 

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I like his interview. He seems to know what he should be doing to build the team. How he is not only blindly following other great coaches for inspiration but also takes lessons from their mistakes.
It will go down to whether the current players are able to adapt to his style and not abandon him. He already mentioned praises for Banega, Perisic, and Candreva who know how to play well with the ball. Definitely there are more players who are alien to his ideal style of football.
 
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