Preseason 22/23

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Conceding this many goals in the preseason is worrying for sure. There's something in our defending which is just not working.
 

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this game shows exactly what i think about the CL draw.. it's not important who we are gonna get from pot 1-2, most teams are better then us. And Villareal might be not even a real pot 1 or pot 2 team (well they dont even qualified this year) but at least they reached semifinals last year.

I think we should do like Milan and play teams like Vicenza, at least we avoid this clown shows.
 

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Conceding this many goals in the preseason is worrying for sure. There's something in our defending which is just not working.
It's called Stefan De Vrij. He's lost a step and that's worrisome.
 

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I'm convinced this is a result of Inzaghi's system. He leaked goals by the bucket at Lazio.
It's at least different to Conte who stacked our box everytime we lost the ball. We defend in around the same formation but we defended much more furiously back then. Also the amount of sudden giveaways destroys us somehow these days as we aren't prepared to take those counter-attacks.

It's like the players commented last season that Inzaghi lets them play more freely, it's not so instructed and orchestrated who goes where but players are allowed to improvise. I wouldn't count it out that our players aren't good enough for improvising and the giveaways/bad passes lead to more dangerous attacks from the opponents.
 

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Good thing we didn’t get a talented Dybala that wants to prove his haters wrong, and an upcoming pacey Bremer.
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I’m not concerned. Serie A teams are all slow, defensive, and can’t string four passes together. Outside of maybe eight teams serie a is so bad because the bottom half teams don’t have any players worth a shit. Look at the EPL. Fulham are projected to be relegated and they nearly beat Liverpool. Because they have players who can actually play. Villarreal would be a title contender here. We just need to grind out our first few wins and we’ll be rolling.
 
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Stefan De Vrij wasn't the fault of us conceding 4 goals today.
Not today maybe, but he has looked downright awful all games before. He's not the same player anymore.
 

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Also let me add, we started last year defensively bad and then finished what, second in goals conceded in the league? The only two positions that have different starters are Lukaku who’s a forward and Gosens who is probably a better overall defender than Perisic. We will be fine.
 

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So, the preseason is over, the squad appears to need another friendly, alas not to be.

The positives: Lukaku is better than Dzeko, the limited look at Onana seems ok, Allsani looks like a steal, Gosens if healthy appears to be ok and Dumo and Dimarco appear ready for their roles.

The areas of concern:The dynamic trio at the back still appears to be out sync, Dzeko appears done, Correa is an expensive appendage at best, is it me or has Dumfries regressed? The midfield issues still exist Mkhitaryan and Gags are not an answer, and could be a problem, if prolonged injuries occur to the starters.

Should be an Interesting season......
 

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I’m fearing this season may get ugly. I at the very least expect us to start off the season slow. Hopefully somethings will click as the season progresses
 

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This was a shitshow. We are so slow and predictable, and in the same time very vulnerable to counter-attacks. Gosens and Dumfries are basically the same player, and we have no creativity on the flanks. It's strange that we have zero creativity in the midfield as well. Lukaku looks isolated and uninvolved for most of the time, which is troubling. I hope that this is just a moment form and Inzaghi's Inter to be quite different, but i don't have a high hope.
 

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This was a shitshow. We are so slow and predictable, and in the same time very vulnerable to counter-attacks. Gosens and Dumfries are basically the same player, and we have no creativity on the flanks. It's strange that we have zero creativity in the midfield as well. Lukaku looks isolated and uninvolved for most of the time, which is troubling. I hope that this is just a moment form and Inzaghi's Inter to be quite different, but i don't have a high hope.
Yeah, what irritated me most last season was the slowness of our game. And based on the preseason, we've done nothing to it. Slow, predictable. I understand the ball cycling and finding the openings with care, but then, we shouldn't indeed be so vulnerable to opponent's counters. It should be part of our toolbox to detect the spots on the pitch where we can lose the ball and act accordingly in advance to avoid counters.

But with the speed of our counters, we have now Lukaku, if we don't intend to use that weapon, we are losing half of his qualities.
 

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lecce got eliminated in the coppa italia game yesterday, at home against Cittadella.. just saying :yao:
Teams like this worry me game 1 of the season. Hopefully the preseason is just a minor blip and we smash Lecce.
 

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i don't care much about friendlys because i will never forget how great we always looked in banter era against teams like Real or City.. you only get dissapointed when season starts, thats why i almost prefer to lose such games. I think the preseasons but also the first games are always difficult to judge, the teams need time after a long pause. Not to forget that the coach trys new things, the new players needs time.. i have a feeling that we play really diffrent with Lukaku, Inzaghi needs to understand that and get back to the old Conte tactics.
 
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