VfL Wolfsburg - Inter (12 Mar 15) [3-1]

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Its not the coach. Its the business plan. Doomed to fail. If we don't sacrifice immediate results for the development of our younger players, then this team is going to fair worse than we are seeing at this moment. Money used to patch holes for immediate success is not an available option anymore.
 

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We were royally screwed this match. 3 GK blunders by back up keeper, Palacio missing a sitter, Icardi one on one denied by retarded ref.

Wolfsburg also did not really impress me as much as the hype would have let us believe. They seemed like an average team who throw 7-8 players forward with every chance they get. Who doesn't score like that? The problem was that we were too shit and stupid to take advantage of their flimsy backline.
 

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Wolfsburg's equaliser was a great example of absolutely shambolic defending buy Inter. We've been so shit at defending set pieces for so long (and I've said this many times before).

Tbh dude set piece defending in all of Europe has gone to shit.

Bayern last year got railed by Real in semis because their set piece defending was awful.

Both goals in regulation during the UCL final were off a set piece.

All 4 of the goals in the Chelsea vs PSG 2nd leg this year were either scored or caused by a set piece (including Silva's hand ball, I think).


These are just the examples off the top of my head, but it seems in the past 3 years set piece defending has been fucking awful throughout all leagues and competitions.
 

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I finally regain my sanity.

Fuck this match, very good gameplan's fucked up by stupid player selections :palm:
 

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I didnt even like Mancini from the start, and I still don"t.
 

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I stil dont get the hate on Mancio.

The first half i though: This isnt Inter. Even the german comentary said "I cant believe that this team is only 9th in the league" So much charachtker, and a idea how to beat Wolfsburg, a team who is much better then Inter in this Season. Never saw Inter playing with a sense , under mazzarri. That was only a fuck up defensiv 3-5-2 with no brain how to score. Its ok to keep ball but please, only if we play counter or with fast balls. And that was not the case under Mazzarri. Never like how Inter played in that time.

Handanovic is better for such games. But its not like Carrizzo was that bad in the last games he played. But im with you guys. This was like a Champions League game for us, we needed to play Handa for this!
 

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Yeah honestly if you can't see that the team has an idea of how it should play under Mancini as compared to Mazzarri then you're retarded.
 

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Handanovic is better for such games. But its not like Carrizzo was that bad in the last games he played. But im with you guys. This was like a Champions League game for us, we needed to play Handa for this!

True. If Handa was fit he should have started. Now it is said that he has fever so Carrizo will continue.

I think that possibility of Handa leaving after this season made Mancini use Carrizo more often than maybe he would have without the rumours about Handa leaving. Mancini made a mistake but he did't sign Carrizo and couldn't effect in Handa being unhappy and wanting to leave either.
 

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Stats and maps of the Wolfsburg - Inter Game:


I'd like to point out that this is not a part of earlier arguments that highlighted specific players performance in Germany but a general note on our defensive tendencies, positional problems, and midfield coverage in comparison to the pressure Wolfsburg piled up. We'll start off with the defensive partnership of our backline between Ranocchia and Juan by displaying their respective heatmaps and slowly build up to the fullbacks and midfielders and later Wolfsburg's players.


The Central Backs:


Ranocchia & Juan:



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The images above reflect the heatmaps of Ranocchia (left) and Juan (right) throughout the game. Basically, there's a gap between our central defenders that leaves Andrea stranded alone as he covers for Juan, like the only moment where he lost the ball. Also, I'm not sure if the excuse of covering Santon's justifies Juan's inability to outgrow the 3 man defense positioning. The last picture depicts them both together, a thing that I'll be repeating with other positions below.




Ranocchia, Juan, and Vidic:

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Medel:


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Bellow you'll see the direct influence of Medel on our defense, starting with his forced partnership with Juan as he drops deeper in a makeshift back 3 lineup.



Medel and Juan:



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Medel, Ranocchia, and Juan:



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Medel, Ranocchia, Juan, and Vidic:


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The Fullbacks:

D'Ambrosio & Santon


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There is a form of exclusivity to Danilo's cautious movement on his sideline in comparison to Santon's wayward spread on our left flank. Davide's mass also has a concentrated presence near the edge of our central midfield (and beyond) even though he didn't finish the last 12 minutes of the game which confirms his offensive tendencies/role. The following maps will reveal more on the midfield coverage both fullbacks received as well as their proximity to their central backs.



D'Ambrosio & Ranocchia - Santon & Juan​


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That is the final look of our back four, and there's still an uncontrolled passage going through Juan and Santon's side. Bellow is the spread of that defense being shielded by Medel.


Back Four + Medel:

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The Midfielders:


Guarin & Hernanes:​



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Guarin & D'Ambrosio - Hernanes & Santon:



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The Forwards:




Palacio:

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Icardi:

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Shaqiri:



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Wolfsburg:


I'd like you to take a minute and compare the influence some of their players had on the pitch against our boys.



The Forwards:


De Bruyne: (Compare him with our forwards)


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The Midfield:


Guilavogui - Gustavo


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That's right, their two holding midfielders were in our half most of the game. Bellow is a comparison with our midfield, the first lacks the support of Medel while the seconds reintroduces him.


Midfield Battle: (No Medel)​


Note: Wolfsburg on the left, Inter on the right.


Guilavogui & Gustavo vs Guarin & Hernanes

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Midfield Battle: (With Medel)​



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Fullbacks Battle:


Vieirinha & Rodriguez vs Santon & D'Ambrosio:


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In the first half, Vieirinha was deployed as a leftback but on the second half he was switched to a left winger as Schurrle wasn't convincing. Caligiuri was also moved to Danilo's side. Bellow, you will see the gradual impact of Wolfsburg's wide play against our fullback and nonexistent midfield.



Schurrle, Rodriguez, Vieirinha, Caligiuri:


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Schurrle, Rodriguez, Vieirinha, Caligiuri + De Bryune:



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Possession Loss:



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Draw an imaginary horizontal line in the center of that image and you will notice that 13 of those 18 ball loss situations were on our left which aggravated the assault on that side.

Unsuccessful Touch: Icardi 2, Juan 2, Shaqiri 2, Palacio 1, D'Ambrosio 1.

Dispossessed: Guarin 3, Palacio 2, D'Ambrosio 2, Hernanes 1, Medel 1, Ranocchia 1.



Passing:​




Ranocchia:


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Short passing mostly to Medel, Guarin, and D'Ambrosio.



Juan:


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Mixed to mostly long passing between him, Santon, Hernanes, and Palacio.


Danilo & Davide:


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Thanks to their passing you can spot the difference in their play whether it's tight or open.


This is tiring tbh..​
 
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