Simone Inzaghi

Will Simone Inzaghi win a Scudetto at Inter?


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Anyone saying "Inzaghi out" needs to get their head checked. It makes no sense.

I am not a fan of Inzaghi. Didn't want him here, thought it was a short sighted move, and Inzaghi hasn't changed my mind yet. That said, we have signed Inzaghi, clearly the club management rate him, so lets give him a couple of years to show what he can do. Its not like we can get a top manager to replace him anyway, we is broke. The best thing we can do now is give the club some stability, coz its not like we can make big changes that require sizeable investments or afford to pay 2-3 coaches salaries at the same time.

Even if Inzaghi is average as I fear, we are all familiar with the following laws of football:

Limited money + average coach + constant coach changes = banter era

Limited money + average coach + stability = maybe a top 4 team

And there is always a chance that we/I are wrong and Inzaghi turns into another Mancini or something.
 

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I want Inzaghi out next season because this guy clearly doesn't know about defense.
How we conceded so much when we had Skriniar and De Vrij.

In Serie A, Defense is more important than attack, unlike EPL and La Liga.
Even our set pieces defending not convincing under him.

We sold Hakimi and Lukaku, not Skriniar and De Vrij, yet we conceded so much. What's wrong with this team?
In last 10 years, the best defending team is win Serie A, not the best attacking team.

I don't care how boring we playing, as long we win Scudetto, i really don't care.
 

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I want Inzaghi out next season because this guy clearly doesn't know about defense.

My point is that was a good reason not to hire Inzaghi, that does not necessarily make it a good enough reason to sack him without a proper tryout. We knew this when we hired Inzaghi, I and a few others had raised this aspect at that time here at FIF. This is Inzaghi's style, he was always going to try his brand of football at Inter. I assume Marotta & Co knew this very well when we hired him, so I guess it logical to see whether he can make it work at Inter.

One of the reasons why I am usually against sacking coaches in the first couple of seasons (even when like in this case I was against hiring that coach) is that it takes time for a coach to implement his ideas. Even Conte took 18 months to get it right. Sure, Conte had an immediate positive impact and then took it to the next level in 18 months. But Conte had a good budget backing him, Inzaghi is working in a negative transfer budget scenario. So its understandable that Inter will take a dip in performance initially under Inzaghi, what we have to see is that whether he can turn it around within the next 2 years. I have my doubts which I have shared too often, but now the most sensible option is perhaps to have patience and find out.

IMO around 2 years should be the minimum tenure of a coach to be able to evaluate his performance rationally. Maybe longer, certainly not less. Sacking a coach before that means you haven't really given him a chance to prove himself, and should only be done on extreme circumstances only. Which is why I was so against the many people here who wanted Conte sacked last year - how stupid that would have been!
 
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This managing one nil lead stuff, instead of pushing on & looking to score more, is beginning to piss me off.
 

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Getting in a win series like that and eventually nowhere near the top only meant Inzaghi didn't handle his squad stamina good enough to grind points.
Loss of momentum and injuries ended their run. Would have helped if they had seasoned vets/winners like Chellini and Ronaldo to see them through to the end.

Also note Lazio finished 4pts behind us with 2nd best defense and 3rd best attack.
 

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Loss of momentum and injuries ended their run. Would have helped if they had seasoned vets/winners like Chellini and Ronaldo to see them through to the end.

Also note Lazio finished 4pts behind us with 2nd best defense and 3rd best attack.
You picked his cherry. The season after he got out of top4 again when CL matches started to burn his players out.

So yeah, Inzaghi doesn’t know how to use his gas properly. It is not sustainable to force players to run non-stop.
 

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You picked his cherry. The season after he got out of top4 again when CL matches started to burn his players out.
lengthy injuries to key players (wingback and CBs) and a lack of squad depth was the major problem for lazio last season.

So yeah, Inzaghi doesn’t know how to use his gas properly. It is not sustainable to force players to run non-stop.
So what was Conte doing during his tenure?

I honestly have no idea what point you're trying to make. No one is arguing Inzaghi is a world class coach, and it's unlikely he'll reach the heights of Allegri (who himself has been fired three times in his career). But the way I see it we're getting our money's worth (so far) with inzaghi. Reason we're running around, headless, is because of lack of quality personnel (gagliardini) and Inzaghi is still tweaking with the tactics.

You wanted a coach to come in and hit the ground running, win all games convincingly, we don't have the funds or the squad for that.
 

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lengthy injuries to key players (wingback and CBs) and a lack of squad depth was the major problem for lazio last season.


So what was Conte doing during his tenure?

I honestly have no idea what point you're trying to make. No one is arguing Inzaghi is a world class coach, and it's unlikely he'll reach the heights of Allegri (who himself has been fired three times in his career). But the way I see it we're getting our money's worth (so far) with inzaghi. Reason we're running around, headless, is because of lack of quality personnel (gagliardini) and Inzaghi is still tweaking with the tactics.

You wanted a coach to come in and hit the ground running, win all games convincingly, we don't have the funds or the squad for that.
Conte was very smart with handling players' stamina. Yeah, his Inter pressed a lot but only when the ball was not ours. When we had the possession he wasted the opponent's energy instead by passing the ball around our own ground and letting them chase around. You guys hated that "ugly football", yeah, ugly but it was very efficient.

You can't compare that tactical pressing with Inzaghi's. I just hated it when I saw we scored a goal in the first 10'; then pushed the whole team forward, left our back three alone and conceded right after. I, maybe the only one here, prefer a 2-0 win to a 6-1 win as in the latter case we are wasting our gas for nothing. Just save that extra pressing for later matches when really need it. We don't need to destroy one team; we need to win teamS and two-goal gap is safe enough.

Today is exactly the way that I want us to win. Two goals, done, chill and relax. Hopefully Inzaghi for once changes his usual mentality to grasp as many points as possible (not goals). Fuck goal-glut wins, dude; comfortable wins are much better.
 

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Guys can we stop compare Inzaghi with Conte for now? he's just had 13 official matches and we're not in level of Gasperini or de Boer yet. Wait until winter at least.
 

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Guys can we stop compare Inzaghi with Conte for now? he's just had 13 official matches and we're not in level of Gasperini or de Boer yet. Wait until winter at least.
I don't need to wait half-a-year to discuss the things I am seeing now, do I? That is the point of a forum. When things go well you hear praises and criticisms otherwise.
 

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I don't need to wait half-a-year to discuss the things I am seeing now, do I? That is the point of a forum. When things go well you hear praises and criticisms otherwise.
Didn't say stop criticise Inzaghi but compare him to Conte. You can analyse whatever you want based on his games, just don't see the point to bring Conte up with only 13 games of his first season and worse squad.
 

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I personally am not confident with Inzaghi. However, he sure deserves his time.
 
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I've also criticized him a lot, but last two games we didn't press recklessly as before. We did very well with intense high pressing of Empoli first 30 min of the match as well. Actually he is doing better than rumored alternatives aka Sarri and Allegri.
 

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Saw what was wrong in terms of our defensive organization, said he and the team would work on it after the Lazio game, and has implemented a much more balanced and solidified side - without sacrificing very much if any of the offensive firepower.

2 (what should've been 3) clean sheets follows, even whilst playing reserves like Rano and D'Ambro - albeit against lower bottom sides.

Still impressive and promising. Kudos.
 

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He's probably going through the same phrase as Conte's first season. Played beautiful football and realised we need more balance to win games.
 

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That sequence that led to the disallowed goes to show what Inzaghi is up against with this group. There's only so much a manager can do (outside of shouting his head off ala Conte) with this level of incompetence and lack of focus in crucial moments. It was like watching a 3 stooges sequence with our players standing/running/walking around cluelessly followed by pathetic clearance attempts :lol: Pazza.
 
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