Hakan Çalhanoğlu

Predict Çalhanoğlu's Inter Career

  • 4 - Star player of his generation. La Grande Inter material. Think Baggio or Ronaldo.

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Interesting no one is shitting on him. The header he led to a 1 on 1 situation for Sommer, the 2 goals he was the one "blocking" it.
Not to mention the lack of control of the game after Dumfries's goal, I wanted to sub him off with Asllani today at half time.
Well, in this forum Hakan one goal from penalty worths more than triple double from Mhiki.
 

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Calhanoglu compares Di Maria to Berardi ahead of Inter-Benfica
Hakan Calhanoglu warns Inter that Angel Di Maria could be as dangerous as Domenico Berardi and reveals Roger Schmidt texted him before last season’s Champions League Final.

Calhanolgu spoke at a press conference on Monday on the eve of a Champions League clash between Inter and Benfica at San Siro.

The Turkey international will reunite with Schmidt who was his coach at Bayer Leverkusen.
“I’ve spoken many times with Schmidt. The last time was before the Champions League Final. He texted me saying he hoped I could win, but it didn’t happen,” said Calhanoglu as quoted by FcInternews.
“He was important to me when I was at Leverkusen. As for Orkun Kokcu, I am happy he joined Benfica because he is a great player and a great man. We play together with the national team and I am happy with what he is doing at Benfica.
“It was great to reach the Champions League Final last season even if we didn’t bring the cup home,” continued the Turkey international.
“It wasn’t easy, but we proved we are strong. We have improved a lot this season. We lost against Sassuolo, but it can happen when you play every three days. I know Benfica’s coach and I am looking forward to playing tomorrow.”

Inter have only lost one game across all competitions so far this season. Their only defeat came last week when Berardi scored and assisted in Sassuolo’s 2-1 win at the Stadio Meazza.

Ex-Juventus winger Di Maria is expected to start tomorrow and Calha sees similarities between El Fideo and Berardi.
“We can say he [Di Maria] is similar to Berardi. He has a lot of quality and experience, but it’s not just him. Tomorrow every detail will count.
“We have prepared well, we are ready for tomorrow. It won’t be easy, but we’ll give everything for the fans. With their support, we’ll play a great game.”

Turkey have recently appointed Vincenzo Montella as their new head coach so Calhanoglu was asked whether he had spoken with his ex-Milan boss.
“First of all, I want to thank the ex-CT Kuntz who did a great job,” he said.
“I spoke to Montella, he wanted feedback on the team. He was my coach in my first season at Milan. Having an Italian coach is always good because football is always ahead in Italy.”

Calhanoglu is one of the idols of Inter fans and believes it is impossible to describe how it feels to play for the Nerazzurri.
“You can’t explain it but just experience it. People give incredible emotion, not just to me but also to my family,” the Turkey star said.
“My mum was in tears and was proud just like my wife. I will forever give everything for this shirt. I will never forget my first game as an Inter player, you know how it is when you join from Milan.”

The last question was about his rapport with Kristjan Asllani and what he tells the Albania international to make him improve.
“We are on good terms. I always tell him to give his best, be aggressive and be hungrier in duels. He is improving, he is a good guy who listens,” concluded Calhanoglu.
Happy to read this "I will forever give everything for this shirt" statement.
 

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Di Maria and Berardi have only one thing in common. They are both left footed players :lol:

It's a crime to put these two players in the same sentence lol
 

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Di Maria and Berardi have only one thing in common. They are both left footed players :lol:

It's a crime to put these two players in the same sentence lol
Present day Di Maria vs Berardi is probably a fair comparison. If you were comparing their peaks it’s obvious that Di Maria is in a different category.
 

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Improving his defence should not sacrifice his offensive output this much. His passing and particularly his setpiece has regressed so much. At this rate, he would turn into Gargano instead of last season's Hakan that was very convincing in a deep midfielder role.
 

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Guy is being run into the ground. He can play that regista role at a high level but only when he is giving 100% maximum effort. Otherwise it still doesn’t look like a natural fit sometimes. We either need to do a true rotation with him and Asllani like we did last year with Brozo or we need to sign someone Inzaghi trusts.
 

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I think home games like this and against Sassuolo before were used to be better managed when we had Brozo playing as regista. Instead of obliterating opponent in 30 minutes period and being gassed out, it’s better to control the game slowly and strike when it matters most while suffocating and tiring out the opponents in the process. With Calha as regista, we tend to not control the tempo well in return for more devastating and sporadic attack.
Inzaghi has to find a solution in his system with the players that we have right now or it will be an uphill task to win scudetto.
 

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Unfortunately he lacks the vision Brozo had. I can count how many times he returns the ball instead of giving a through pass to someone unmarked. Sigh. All our midfielders are inconsistent on this aspect.
 

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Unfortunately he lacks the vision Brozo had. I can count how many times he returns the ball instead of giving a through pass to someone unmarked. Sigh. All our midfielders are inconsistent on this aspect.
Pretty sure Brozo wouldn't solve any of these "low intensity" issues we've had in second half. Brozo might be a very intelligent player, but he sadly he was never able to overtake Hakan's role in this team. The latter one has made us play quicker and more direct football, albeint he commits mistakes here and there.

Let's not forget how Brozo used to commit them terrible errors in the dangerous zone, whether it was wrong passing or keeping the ball too much, which happened quite a lot. Everyone makes mistakes, but Hakan has been the most consistent player since his arrival at Inter.

Just the fact that he managed to overtake Brozo in that regista role, says a lot. And we know how good Brozo was.
 
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My only complaint is his free kicks. He used to be great at doing them in Leverkusen. The same goes for Miki too, not free kicks, but he used to score a lot of goals from outside of the box. We need better free kicks and more shots.
 

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Brozovic was even more the type who rather cycle back to defenders than start an attack. He would break the counter-attacks to cycle back if didn't see a perfect passing opportunity.

I think we need Asllani coming in earlier or even starting games from now on. Maybe Salzburg matches are for Asllani to start.
 

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I actually agree and wouldn't mind Asllani starting against Salzburg. I think they are actually the youngest team in the CL so it's not as if Asllani would be up against seasoned and experienced CL players.

Not that I'm underestimating Salzburg but Asllani needs to start some important matches imo, and not just because Hakan is injured. We can't run Hakan into the ground so much. Also, for better or worse, Asllani did have a tough away CL game experience against Real Socieded and this should be a more comfortable experience and game for him.
 

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Another perfect pen. Seriously with his shot you don’t need any guile. Just keep smashing them into the corners and no one is getting there.
 

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That's kinda the point of penalties, they teach you shooting in the corners because it's a guarantee goal if you are accurate enough. Drilling penalties at least once per week in youth selections.
 

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That's kinda the point of penalties, they teach you shooting in the corners because it's a guarantee goal if you are accurate enough. Drilling penalties at least once per week in youth selections.
And yet we see a massive variety of penalty styles at the professional level.
 
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