Simone Inzaghi

Will Simone Inzaghi win a Scudetto at Inter?


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You're right, it's not the same. We lost a HUGE amount over the summer. The best forward, coach, and winger in serie a. And we still almost won the scudetto.
We also had to stop 8 times in a row champions with Ronaldo there.

No one expected to win the league this season.

However,

When we were 7 points ahead in February, with a game in hand, and we finish second, that's a failure.
 

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We also had to stop 8 times in a row champions with Ronaldo there.

No one expected to win the league this season.

However,

When we were 7 points ahead in February, with a game in hand, and we finish second, that's a failure.
Yeah it was a total failure. I'm just saying putting that on Inzaghi is not it. Our bench wasn't deep enough and our forwards were dry. Shit happens.
 

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You're right, it's not the same. We lost a HUGE amount over the summer. The best forward, coach, and winger in serie a. And we still almost won the scudetto.
Hakimi wasn't here the first season and we were up against THAT Juventus, it's not comparable imo.
 

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We also had to stop 8 times in a row champions with Ronaldo there.

No one expected to win the league this season.

However,

When we were 7 points ahead in February, with a game in hand, and we finish second, that's a failure.
We were also potentially first in April. Like i said on match thread, we were 60 shitty minutes at Bologna away from the title. That's how close it was. When you're so close so late and you fail, then it can't be considered a success.

@Verathia no one blames this entirely on Inzaghi. Everyone had their part on it. Suning for last summer policy, Inzaghi for overusing Dzeko and poor decision making during matches, management for spending money on Gosens in January who has barely played instead of bringing another forward after Correa's injury.
 

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Every coach makes doubtful decisions. Some people here were cursing Conte's choices and lack of plan B, almost every game, now the story repeats itself. Please, tell me who should be hired instead of Inzaghi, and would have been delivered better results for lower/same salary?
Italiano, Juric, Allergi, Mourinho ?
Marotta got the best solution and Inzaghi is doing quite well so far. With a better player than Correa, we would have been a champions most probably, but this is maybe the only one major mistake made from both of Inzaghi and the management.
 

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Hope Suning wont totally dismantle this team cause next year on this date we will be fighting for 4th place.
 

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I consider this season a success, kudos to Inzaghi for doing what he did.

I would trade both cups for the title, but it's not like Rube wasn't trying to win them. We also beat Liverpool.

Consider not only the advantage we lost, but the overall state of the club in July. This is a huge overachievment.
 

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One thing though--remeber when Conte crashed out of CL group, but won the title? Something similar happened with ACM this season. Who feels like a winner in the end?
 

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Inzaghi's first season is a mix of success and bitter emotions. The way he completely dismantled Milan and Rube in Coppa will be remembered. Also Sanchez 120' in SuperCup.

The bad period where we lost so many points, the way he stubbornly used Dzeko every game. But can't cry about losing Lukaku, people. Maybe Lukaku wasnt gonna be as spectacular under Limone since his set up involves around everyone not 'pass to Hakimi-Lukaku and inshallah'.

Hopefully Limone won't get fucked over again. Losing Hakimi's pace and seeing Leao using exactly the same tehnique to win matches, its pain .

The way Simone fucked Rube though. Grazie.
 

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I don’t think he did poorly this season. He certainly made mistakes, and they cost us in the end, but hopefully he can learn from them and build upon the things that did work. Every coach is flawed and they all have players they like and no one understands why; Simone isn’t alone in that.

The squad needs improvement as well. And this summer will be a big turnover. We have to see what happens before we can start setting expectations for the coach.

If the overall quality of the squad improves or stays the same, we should rightfully expect improvement. If he doesn’t deliver, then I will start to worry he’s not up to the job.
 

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He definitely didn't do poorly this season. He did very well. Won two trophies in his first season. Finished second with 84 points. Apart from Conte's last season (his second with Inter), last time Inter got 84 points was Mourinho's first season with us (84p that time too).

He and the team will be better prepared next season if we get to CL knockouts, how to play around those games. If we crash out like with Conte, we are possibly top contenders for the Scudetto at that point.
 

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Really shows how far we've come when we win two trophies and still find reason to complain :lol:

Best we focus on what lies ahead instead of dwelling. Good news is we have a foundation from which to build

Don't get me started with that bum Correa. I was the first to be strongly against him last summer but i was accused of being a hater. I hope everyone enjoyed Correa's contribution this season.
Given how your preference, Thuram, turned out this season, I don't think you're in a position to call anyone out. Let's just say we were both wrong and keep it moving.
 

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Given how your preference, Thuram, turned out this season, I don't think you're in a position to call anyone out. Let's just say we were both wrong and keep it moving.

Thuram wasn't my preference. Far from it. He wasn't what we needed either. I just prefered him over Correa because he was younger, cheaper, and he had some pace which we badly lack. Lesser of two evils. And once he got injured, i wasn't interested anymore.
 

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He did well this year. He was told we weren't going to sell Lukaku and if we never did, we would've walked the league again. I will never call a season winning multiple trophies a poor season after the decade of hell we went through.

And let's be honest, if say, Napoli, won the league this forum would've probably been extremely pleased with the season. It's just the fact Milan won that's pissing us off.
 

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Yeah, he did good this season tbh, winning two trophies against the scum is really something I will remember for a long time.

Every praise that's being said about him here I more or less agree, only thing that kinda irks me right now is the doubt that his free flowing beautiful football can go toe to toe next season against the likes of pioli and alegri philosophy. Coz it may be that many games won with minimal advantage, and grittiness that comes with it is the way to go in this league and his free flowing football isn't exactly sustainable trough 38 games, even if we strengthen the team compared to this season.

My hunch even last year with that kinda big dick football is that you literally need to have a team like liverpool and man city, with huge depth to make it work in the league across the span of 38 games.

I don't know, maybe I'm overanalyzing it, but we will see next year.
 

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7/10, I think.

If he'd been given a normal transfer window (not even a good one, just one where the team wasn't dismantled) then it'd be lower but considering the circumstances and the expectations that we originally had at the start of the year, he did pretty good.

I hope the successes of this season allow him to be a bit more demanding of the club's governance and not meekly accept the sales of Bastoni/Lautaro/Barella/Skriniar, but I know that's a long shot.

Pros:
+ Some of the best football I've ever seen Inter play.
+ Coppa Italia
+ Supercoppa
+ Ro16 UCL, with two good performances against one of the top 3 teams in the world and potential UCL winner.
+ In the scudetto race until the very end, which, to be fair, was what I asked of him at the start of the year.
+ Slapped up Juve repeatedly.
+ Got unbelievable performances out of Bastoni, Brozovic, Perisic, Hakan, Skriniar, and managed to resuscitate the corpse of Dzeko for a short time.
+ Still super young for a coach, and I think he'll do better next year.

Cons:
- Failed to transmit the necessary mentality to the players at key moments.
- Subs were questionable, to say the least, throughout the campaign.
- God, that fucking derby and that fucking Bologna game.
- Dzeko - Lautaro honestly kept me up at night.
- It is not a war crime to keep a carded player on the pitch Simone.
- Honestly, it seems like he struggles to keep his cool/direct his emotions in an appropriate manner pitchside, which then affects the players.
- Real difficulties in grinding games out - if we weren't firing at 100% physically or mentally, we were SHIT.
- Completely failed to find an alternative to Brozovic when he was injured, but that's also on the management for not supplying him with a decent sub.
- Correa, what a fucking waste of money.

All in all, a real mixed bag. If they decide to extend him, I hope it's just for an extra year - needs to show he can win the Scudetto before we commit to him long-term.
 
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Yeah, he did good this season tbh, winning two trophies against the scum is really something I will remember for a long time.

Every praise that's being said about him here I more or less agree, only thing that kinda irks me right now is the doubt that his free flowing beautiful football can go toe to toe next season against the likes of pioli and alegri philosophy. Coz it may be that many games won with minimal advantage, and grittiness that comes with it is the way to go in this league and his free flowing football isn't exactly sustainable trough 38 games, even if we strengthen the team compared to this season.

My hunch even last year with that kinda big dick football is that you literally need to have a team like liverpool and man city, with huge depth to make it work in the league across the span of 38 games.

I don't know, maybe I'm overanalyzing it, but we will see next year.
Yeah you might be onto something. But in the end, it was very small margins which decided this Scudetto. But yeah, with Conte we won thanks to Lukaku being the difference maker with others doing the dirty work. For Milan Leao ended up being that offensive difference maker. If we could just have a bit more better players (specially depth) we would destroy Milan as we were better than them 3/4 times we played them. We won only one of those 3 matches and drew the one we were worse than them. I don't think that's gonna happen again if we keep playing better than them.
 
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