Simone Inzaghi

Will Simone Inzaghi win a Scudetto at Inter?


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I'm 100% certain if CL group was played in spring, we would have qualified. We really found our game after the New Year.

But, we don't have Lukaku anymore and he was one of the keys of our game with Conte. So yeah, we need to give Inzaghi some time as he lost Lukaku at the start of August (basically the season was planned with Lukaku spearheading our attack).
 

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The memory of people is so short. Conte’s Inter played like shit last year in CL, even shittier than this. No organization, no idea, I still remember we were like kids playing football against Real Madrid last season. And it was Conte’s second season, the team was built for him.

It’s Inzaghi’s first season at Inter, the squad was weakened instead of reinforced. IMO the result so far is decent. Do you think Conte can win anything or even manage to keep the team playing like last season with this weakened squad? Even Conte didn’t think so, that’s why he left.

Stop deluding yourself. With this squad, it’s very hard to do better than Inzaghi. He need more time and at least 2-3 new good players. Blame Suning, not the coach. Changing the coach now without reinforcing the squad won’t solve the problems.
Can we blame both? Inzaghi is significantly worse than Conte. No argument here.

Don't think the result is good enough. We have faced only two good teams so far (Atalanta, Real), and got 1 point out of 6. Both matches were at our home.

The bold part...well, freaking Pioli is doing better with Milan with a worse squad. And they had a much harder schedule. I know, this is Inzaghi first season but he has done nothing to prove the doubters wrong.
 

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We don't have the players to play 4-3-3. The only winger in the squad is Perisic. Sanchez can't play as a winger anymore, Correa is so unfit for the role Lazio were desperate to offload him, Hakan is even worse as a LW than a CM and playing Lautaro on the wing would be silly. With the squad we have, we're stuck with 3-5-2. That's why i preferred Thuram over Correa as he could offer you an alternative. Not even a diamond can be an option this season as Hakan doesn't possess the playmaking skills to make it work.
I’d actually be interested to see what the 4-3-1-2 would look like. I just don’t know if Inzaghi has ever coached that.

Dumfries - Skriniar - De Vrij - Bastoni
Vecino/Vidal - Brozovic - Barella
Hakan
Correa - Lautaro

It would be interesting to see how it would actually play out on the pitch. Obviously Bastoni isn’t a left back.
 

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The memory of people is so short. Conte’s Inter played like shit last year in CL, even shittier than this. No organization, no idea, I still remember we were like kids playing football against Real Madrid last season. And it was Conte’s second season, the team was built for him.

It’s Inzaghi’s first season at Inter, the squad was weakened instead of reinforced. IMO the result so far is decent. Do you think Conte can win anything or even manage to keep the team playing like last season with this weakened squad? Even Conte didn’t think so, that’s why he left.

Stop deluding yourself. With this squad, it’s very hard to do better than Inzaghi. He need more time and at least 2-3 new good players. Blame Suning, not the coach. Changing the coach now without reinforcing the squad won’t solve the problems.
let me disagree on the bold part. Although it was Conte's 2nd season and the team was built based on his visions he still had to make changes since:
- Sensi (i think the name itself is enough)
- New players: Eriksen, Hakimi, Perisic, Kolarov, Vidal

Despite that, Inter played very well, at least we were scoring goals and creating many chances which were not materialized due to pure unluck. We we were winning against Gladbach at home and if it wasn't for Sensi's tackle in the box, things might have developed to a better outcome for us. Same in the match vs Real at Bernabeu, we were doing good, but some individual mistakes led to losing points. What I wanna say is that we didn't look clueless. Conte's football was really enjoyable, players weren't looking shaky and for some reason I never worried about the team performance. With Inzaghi so far I worry a lot about our defense and it also feels like he is not capable of holding the players by their balls if they somehow get complacent one day. Don't get me wrong, I am not criticising Inzaghi. It's his first season, so let's wait, let's see how he handles winter.
 

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Yeah and the point is Inzaghi inherited the team which won the Scudetto by 12p margin. Team which has its playing style in their backbones. That's why the expectation is that we wouldn't look this clueless.

But the Lukaku factor is real, our game was designed around the use of Lukaku. Not just to score goals but to be the beacon up front you can throw the ball to. Dzeko and Lautaro clearly cannot keep the ball the same fashion as Lukaku and in my books even Lukaku wasn't great at that.

So while I've heavily criticized Inzaghi after Shakhtar match, I need to remember that this team has been around for less than 2 months, since Lukaku left less than 2 months ago. Inzaghi needs to find the new way of playing, without Lukaku and the team needs to buy in.
 

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we had tis type of games even last year with Lukaku and Hakimi here, every team has those type of games now and then.
It is more watchable Inter then with Conte but yeah you could say that is not what wins championships.
Then again if Inzaghi is given that kind of money Conte had, maybe he would do better, all in all he is not that bad of a coach everybody here says, he needs more time in a top club.
 

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I’d actually be interested to see what the 4-3-1-2 would look like. I just don’t know if Inzaghi has ever coached that.
No width. Dortmund has been trying it because of a supposed lack of wingers and results have been mixed. You need players good in tight spaces, quick thinking and solid close control, like Ibra and sneijder.

Correa is so unfit for the role Lazio were desperate to offload him
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Sarri wanted to keep, tried to convince him, but Correa wanted to leave. And what position was he playing initially in his career and at Sevilla if not left wing/midfield?
 

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No width. Dortmund has been trying it because of a supposed lack of wingers and results have been mixed. You need players good in tight spaces, quick thinking and solid close control, like Ibra and sneijder.
Hilarious that literally only Sanchez fits that description in our squad, and even he usually takes an extra 3 touches.

For what it's worth I like the 3-5-2. I said at the start of the season that Inzaghi really didn't need to rock the boat that hard as even without Lukaku and Hakimi the foundations were still there - shame that the defense look like it's their first time meeting each other for whatever reason.

Also, what's this trend of taking Brozovic out? I hate it, he and Barella are the only ones who allow us to maintain any kind of rhythm.
 

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Sarri wanted to keep, tried to convince him, but Correa wanted to leave. And what position was he playing initially in his career and at Sevilla if not left wing/midfield?

The moment Sarri was hired there were countless reports Correa and Lazzarri were put in the market because they were bad fits for Sarri's tactics. And there's a reason they were linked with Kostic during the entire summer. But let's assume for the sake of the argument it was the player who wanted to leave. You keep bringing up his Sevilla stint where it was the only club he played as a winger but you forget to mention he failed there. His stats in the league when he played as a winger were really poor:

2016/17 14 matches 3 goals 0 assists
2017/18 19 matches 0 goals 2 assists

And that's why he was sold to Lazio for less than what Sevilla had paid to Sampdoria two years earlier. Correa can only be a secondary striker. Nothing else.

Hilarious that literally only Sanchez fits that description in our squad, and even he usually takes an extra 3 touches.

For what it's worth I like the 3-5-2. I said at the start of the season that Inzaghi really didn't need to rock the boat that hard as even without Lukaku and Hakimi the foundations were still there - shame that the defense look like it's their first time meeting each other for whatever reason.

Also, what's this trend of taking Brozovic out? I hate it, he and Barella are the only ones who allow us to maintain any kind of rhythm.

It certainly feels like a trend. He did it against Verona, Sampdoria and Shakhtar. It only worked against Verona because Vidal had one of his rare good matches. I guess he was used to taking off the DM at Lazio when he was looking for a goal. But he needs to realise he doesn't have Milinkovic-Savic and Luis Alberto at Inter. Brozovic is the only playmaker we have. We simply can't control the midfield without Brozovic on the pitch.
 
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Fully agree, Cunte's Inter won scudetto, but it was due being others team crap that season, Pirlo's Juve was comical. He showed in CL how shit that team was. And now we have weakened that squad and people think that Inzaghi should do better than Cunte? Ridiculous.
 

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The moment Sarri was hired there were countless reports Correa and Lazzarri were put in the market because they were bad fits for Sarri's tactics. And there's a reason they were linked with Kostic during the entire summer.

Sarri in July:
"Correa could be a left-sided forward if he has the desire and the motivation to do so. For some time, he had expressed the desire to change environment, if when he comes back, he has changed his mind, I’d be the happiest of all and I’d ask him how willing he is to start on the left."

The Kostic rumors followed in August once Correa made his intentions to leave very clear.

But let's assume for the sake of the argument it was the player who wanted to leave. You keep bringing up his Sevilla stint where it was the only club he played as a winger but you forget to mention he failed there. His stats in the league when he played as a winger were really poor:
It's quite evident you were never on board with this signing from the jump, I have those biases too, but lets not resort to stats like this is a video game, because they rarely tell the whole story. No one is saying Correa is a world beater but he is capable of bringing something we sorely lack in terms of flair and dribbling. Lets just go with it and see where it takes us. Personally I'm not satisfied, Inzahi vouched for him, we need to see some tangibles soon.
I guess he was used to taking off the DM at Lazio when he was looking for a goal. But he needs to realise he doesn't have Milinkovic-Savic and Luis Alberto at Inter. Brozovic is the only playmaker we have. We simply can't control the midfield without Brozovic on the pitch.
Leiva is often replaced with Cataldi if memory serves, a like for like, because age/stamina issues. Ditto Luis Alberto. I believe when Brozo comes off, Barella slots in his place?
 

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Sarri in July:
"Correa could be a left-sided forward if he has the desire and the motivation to do so. For some time, he had expressed the desire to change environment, if when he comes back, he has changed his mind, I’d be the happiest of all and I’d ask him how willing he is to start on the left."

The Kostic rumors followed in August once Correa made his intentions to leave very clear.

On the other hand, Lotito said this.

"He’s a good player, but he could no longer play with us because he didn’t adapt to that type of tactical set-up,”

Also Pedulla, an Italian journalist who's very close to Sarri had reported Lazio's interest in Kostic since June 17th.


Imo Sarri was just professional in case the player ended up staying. He didn't want to be seen he didn't want the player. Anyway, it's not important if Lazio wanted to keep him or not.

It's quite evident you were never on board with this signing from the jump, I have those biases too, but lets not resort to stats like this is a video game, because they rarely tell the whole story. No one is saying Correa is a world beater but he is capable of bringing something we sorely lack in terms of flair and dribbling. Lets just go with it and see where it takes us. Personally I'm not satisfied, Inzahi vouched for him, we need to see some tangibles soon.

When it comes to attackers i believe the stats can be quite useful but let's forget about the stats. Sevilla, a club that is known for selling on a profit, sold him for less than what they paid for 2 years earlier so he couldn't have been a great success either. Anyway, it doesn't really matter as it's unlikely he's going to play as a winger under Inzaghi.

As for my opinion on Correa, it's true i wasn't very keen about this move but since he's here i am willing to give him the benefit of the doubt. I have even argued he should start ahead of Dzeko.

Leiva is often replaced with Cataldi if memory serves, a like for like, because age/stamina issues. Ditto Luis Alberto. I believe when Brozo comes off, Barella slots in his place?

I wasn't following Lazio so closely so i will take your word for it. (y) Yeah. It's usually Barella as he's our only other midfielder who can be decent in that position but imo he's wasted there.
 

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Inzaghi: “I'll work with the entire group for the first time today, so we’ll evaluate and talk to the lads to know how they’ve recovered. Tomorrow morning i’ll pick the best 11."

Sensi erasure
 

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Simone Inzaghi: "You'll see the real Inter against Sassuolo"
 

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Inzaghi: “I'll work with the entire group for the first time today, so we’ll evaluate and talk to the lads to know how they’ve recovered. Tomorrow morning i’ll pick the best 11."

Sensi erasure
So that means Correa is starting and Dzeko is benched.
 

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Got us the best XI on paper. Some didn't quite perform. Had the balls to make 4 changes in the 55" minute. Threw DDA on to stop Bogan cos Skriniar was struggling.

GRANDE MISTER. BEN FATTO.
 
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