Pioli did much better than Conte until the second half of the last season. Conte did very well for half a season and that’s all. Before that, his team is average at best, very inconsistent, I guess some of you choose to remember only the good part.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.
Yeah more that when we are losing but preferably don't get to a losing position at the first place.He changed the game with his subs in a good way this time. Kudos to Simone. More of that please.
This. From what I can tell we have a huge "transition from offense to defense" problem. Whenever we lose possession the 2/3 players closest to the ball should quickly press the ball carrier, while the remaining players get into covering positions. We don't do this at all, we don't play as a unit and we lack organization, leaving gaps all over the place. We also lack quality. Guardiola could coach this kind of system into this brainless group. Not sure where Simone goes from here.Problem is also we aren't prepared to lose the ball.
That is why some people here had concerns about before Inzaghi to be hired.Great posts. Our defenders indeed look weak because they indeed don't have pace. We expose them with our system and emphasize their weaknesses. Conte did EXACTLY this same mistake last season. Can't understand why Inzaghi doesn't get it and he needs to do this same mistake.
Nor do Bonucci and ChelliniOur defenders indeed look weak because they indeed don't have pace.
Trying to get us out of the dark ages. That's how the modern game is played. If we want to be a top team we need to learn these basics. Even ultra defensive Atletico know how to counter press and win the ball back in the opponents half, and in failing, they know how to quickly transition into a defensive shell.We expose them with our system and emphasize their weaknesses. Conte did EXACTLY this same mistake last season. Can't understand why Inzaghi doesn't get it and he needs to do this same mistake.
Agreed. Further drilling is required but I fear we don't have the quality (or depth) to execute.Players are simply not skilled enough to consistently keep possession. Sudden lose of ball is like a default outcome for us.
That is why some people here had concerns about before Inzaghi to be hired.
I want to add something, I never witnessed an Inter team so comfortable with the ball like Conte’s Inter, not even during Mourinho era. We were great at passing the ball, we were a very tactical team especially in the second half of his second season.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.
+1If Inzaghi won't change the gung-ho style, we need to start buying more skilled players. First we need true offensive playmaker (like Luis Alberto) who can play more up front than in typical regista playmaker area.
Then we need more pacy central CB instead of De Vrij. De Vrij is great in a line which sits lower and he can lead the defence there.
Or then we don't count on Inzaghi anymore. It's either or.