Simone Inzaghi

Will Simone Inzaghi win a Scudetto at Inter?


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But how this has anything to do with the Inzaghi comparison? Conte had more resources on his disposal. In this comparison perspective, it doesn't matter how much these players were sold afterwards. It doesn't help Inzaghi at all that we made a massive Lukaku sale for 115m if the replacement is then Dzeko and Correa for 32m.

Squad is definitely worse compared to Conte era (the second season).

But Di Canio is right with his comments that Inzaghi shouldn't talk like he won the Champions League when he boasts about the trophies he has won. It has been a good achievement, the trophies and the CL knockouts but that's about it. No need to expect everyone to suck your dick because of that, this is not Lazio.
Doesn't help, because almost nothing was invested in the squad. This is not Conte's fault as Biasin trying to mask it. The half of 170 mln is 85. If that sum was invested in few proper players, the team could have been strengthened, and still to have a good profit + getting rid of two the highest salaries.
 

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Doesn't help, because almost nothing was invested in the squad. This is not Conte's fault as Biasin trying to mask it. The half of 170 mln is 85. If that sum was invested in few proper players, the team could have been strengthened, and still to have a good profit + getting rid of two the highest salaries.
What 170m?

We raised our salary budget as well.
We committed funds for the long run based on those moves. Signing a player doesn't have a one off cost.

We "spent", committed, spell it however you want, 500m under Conte.
That amount is below 200m when it comes to either Spalletti or Inzaghi...

On Lukaku, @CafeCordoba said it how it is about the sporting parts.

On the financial side.
We gave around 25m to Lukaku, gross. Over two seasons.
We gave Manchester United arouns 85m.
65m base fee, ~15m in bonuses and 5m upon his transfer to Chelsea.
We sold him for 115m.
That's like a 5m cash profit, book value is another story.
Then we gave Chelsea ~10m and Lukaku another ~10m.
So financially we've kinda given up any profits from the Lukaku related transactions.
 

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Biasin's take sounds like an excuse for the club's bad investment afterwards. They made a big mistake buying Correa for good money. Dumfries plays bad this season so that doesn't help in assessing how they replaced Lukaku and Hakimi. Correa's nonexistent contribution forced them to make more costly mistakes in taking Lukaku on loan instead of purchasing Dybala permanently. But those are their mistakes, Conte raised the value of their assets and they sold them for good money. They still took Lukaku in on loan despite Conte not being here anymore.

In their defense they brought Onana, Calhanoglu, Mkhitaryan, Dzeko - these signings all worked out well for their respective price, some of them better than expected even. The problem is that the club has a nonexistent margin of error and one bad signing like Correa is a disaster.
 

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What 170m?
Money gathered from Lukaku and Hakimi's sales. They are more, but we got at least 170mln.
We raised our salary budget as well.
We committed funds for the long run based on those moves. Signing a player doesn't have a one off cost.

We "spent", committed, spell it however you want, 500m under Conte.
That amount is below 200m when it comes to either Spalletti or Inzaghi...
But you miss the point that Suning wanted to invest in better players and that was possible after two consecutive CL qualifications. Anyway, you make it to look worse than in reality though. Spalletti left a broken squad - Perisic wanted to leave, because of the Icardi's saga, with the latter on his way out as well. Balde was on loan. Candreva was pure trash as a winger, and Conte did great job resurrecting him as WB. Our other RW was Politano, who is medicare at best, but let's assume that he covers the back up position there. Then, you need a new RB as well + 40 mln for Barella, who was already agreed. Oh, and new CF as Lautaro was too green to be a starter there. Now, please calculate how much we have to spend for decent forward, two quality wingers (+one back up winger), new RB, and for an AM as well, cuz Ninja failed completely there. This is huge money, regardless who is a coach. Conte converted Candreva in RWB, introduced Bastoni as a LCB, found two cheap patches like Young and Moses for the wingbacks, when Lazaro didn't work. He got Sanchez for free. The only big spending was Lukaku, because I've already said Barella was agreed earlier.
On Lukaku, @CafeCordoba said it how it is about the sporting parts.

On the financial side.
We gave around 25m to Lukaku, gross. Over two seasons.
We gave Manchester United arouns 85m.
65m base fee, ~15m in bonuses and 5m upon his transfer to Chelsea.
We sold him for 115m.
That's like a 5m cash profit, book value is another story.
Where is our profit from Ciao Mario 3.5 mln net salary + 45 mln transfer fee. Gone for zero? Ninja 4.5 mln net + big transfer money + the loss of Zaniolo, left for zero? Kondogbia? Correa? Other losers?
 

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Financial talk is irrelevant, that's the point.

Perisic wanted to leave until Icardi was frozen out. Then Perisic wanted to leave only because he clashed with Conte.
Fair points on everything else but it's also a matter of circumstances.

Do you think Conte would make the 2017-18 team a CL participant?
 

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Do you think Conte would make the 2017-18 team a CL participant?
Depends of the selection. I don't think that Conte would get Vecino ever. Valero - definitely yes.
Dalbert - rather no, because I think he would have kept Ansaldi. Kondogbia would have stayed imo. I don't know how Perisic would react of the idea to be converted as RWB. Most probably would have left. I also think that Jovetic could have been better under him. Not sure for JM and Brozovic. But Conte would have kept Brozo cuz he likes hard running players like him.
 
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Inzhagi has a pathway to the Champions League final. What even is life!
 

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I'll be extremely happy with the semis at least, so we can get some more money. Not sure if we really want a final against City/Bayern/Real, maybe if Chelsea somehow makes it there.
 

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I'll be extremely happy with the semis at least, so we can get some more money. Not sure if we really want a final against City/Bayern/Real, maybe if Chelsea somehow makes it there.
So you rather reach the semis to get some money but not reach the final and play against one of those 3?! I don't get the logic.
 

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I'll be extremely happy with the semis at least, so we can get some more money. Not sure if we really want a final against City/Bayern/Real, maybe if Chelsea somehow makes it there.
I don’t know about you but losing to Madrid in the final would be an honour. We were not supposed to even make it out of the group.

But considering we beat Barca and weren’t completely outclassed by Bayern, I could see us beating any of these teams in a neutral venue with proper preparation and a bit of luck for a final.

If we can make it there, we have a chance.
 

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We probably lose against one of those 3. It will be a narrow loss but still, saying not wanting to face one of them in the final is beyond ridiculous.
 

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So you rather reach the semis to get some money but not reach the final and play against one of those 3?! I don't get the logic.
Just saying that I wouldn't like my chances against the three clubs I mentioned. Well, the goal is to get as far as we can in this campaign.
 

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Sorry but we are not beating Benfica

In fact it's Benfica who have a somewhat clear path to the final

Perhaps the Guttmann curse ends this year?
 

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Sorry but we are not beating Benfica

In fact it's Benfica who have a somewhat clear path to the final

Perhaps the Guttmann curse ends this year?
It will be so embarrassing if Milan beat Napoli and after than Benfica.
 

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Lol at Inter losing to Benfica..

They've had such an easy schedule this season. The toughest games they've had have been against injury riddled PSG and Juve teams. Its easy to look good against poor competition. They barely beat Porto..
 
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