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We have DeVrij, Acerbi, Bisseck, Pavard and Bastoni. Sometimes Darmian can also play right or left back. Basically, 6 defenders for 3 spots. We just need a goalie and right WB.
 

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We have DeVrij, Acerbi, Bisseck, Pavard and Bastoni. Sometimes Darmian can also play right or left back. Basically, 6 defenders for 3 spots. We just need a goalie and right WB.

Pavard would never work well as the centre of a 3 man defence, he also makes too many personal errors for that. Bisseck is questionable but might eventually be used as back up, but would still be better at where he currently used, same goes for Bastoni.

In other words we need a replacement, De Vrij will either leave this or the next season as he wants to finish his carrier back home while he still have a high enough level, either way we have one more season with him, that’s it, next season he is up for replacement.

I also doubt Acerbi has more than one more season left in him as a starter, there are very few players that has the level to be relevant at 40, so it doesn’t really make a strong case. He turn 37 next season, it’s just not all that likely he keeps on much longer. We are also going to have the most dense packed schedule next season ever, 6 defenders simply is not going to cut it, especially as few are of an advancing age.

Darmian looked anything but convincing for quite some time now, truth be told I doubt he has much more to give.
 

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Pavard is a left back. I would say 6 defenders are good enough for the next year. Maybe get a young kid as a 7th option. And how do you know Devrij wants to end his carrier back home?

Darmian does a great job so far. So is Bastoni.
 

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Pavard is a left back. I would say 6 defenders are good enough for the next year. Maybe get a young kid as a 7th option. And how do you know Devrij wants to end his carrier back home?

Darmian does a great job so far. So is Bastoni.
yea maybe back when in his academy days.

I would sell Dumfries. Get that RWB Nagatomo regen and use the rest of that money on Bento
 

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yea maybe back when in his academy days.

I would sell Dumfries. Get that RWB Nagatomo regen and use the rest of that money on Bento
You never know. Maybe Marotta and company negotiate 1 mil more for Dumfries and he stays. 5 mil is not bad, he is still young. Zielinski coming in at 4.5 Dimarco makes 3.5 net. Pavard is at 5. If we give raise to Dumfries, then we have to give a raise to Dimarco. Let's see how it goes.
 
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Pavard is a left back. I would say 6 defenders are good enough for the next year. Maybe get a young kid as a 7th option. And how do you know Devrij wants to end his carrier back home?

Darmian does a great job so far. So is Bastoni.
Since when has Pavard turned into a left back also he describe himself as a central defender that can play right back? and we don’t play with a right or left back as such, we play with a 3 man back line with the outer having full back overlap duties in the offensive play and two wingback, which Pavard does not play.

But Pavard can’t really do the center role in a 3 man back line, it’s not really playing him to strength. Our team would also loose too much on the offensive side playing Bastoni there as well. Bisseck is also questionable in that position as it currently stands. We have two De Vrij and Acerbi that are well suited for that role. We don’t have the cover as the other two positions where we have 3-4 players that can play there, playing any other there is a risk and tend to disturb the balance of the team. We need that third coverage in the longest season we have yet to ever play.

Again Acerbi is 36 and De Vrij is 32, also It might not be bad getting one that actually can run while we are at it. Getting one of those injured which isn’t unrealistic (you know De Vrij) mean the other would play on end, having that third player make us far less vulnerable and give us a period to integrate the player.
 

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Since when has Pavard turned into a left back also he describe himself as a central defender that can play right back? and we don’t play with a right or left back as such, we play with a 3 man back line with the outer having full back overlap duties in the offensive play and two wingback, which Pavard does not play.

But Pavard can’t really do the center role in a 3 man back line, it’s not really playing him to strength. Our team would also loose too much on the offensive side playing Bastoni there as well. Bisseck is also questionable in that position as it currently stands. We have two De Vrij and Acerbi that are well suited for that role. We don’t have the cover as the other two positions where we have 3-4 players that can play there, playing any other there is a risk and tend to disturb the balance of the team. We need that third coverage in the longest season we have yet to ever play.

Again Acerbi is 36 and De Vrij is 32, also It might not be bad getting one that actually can run while we are at it. Getting one of those injured which isn’t unrealistic (you know De Vrij) mean the other would play on end, having that third player make us far less vulnerable and give us a period to integrate the player.
Darth Ausilio told us there will be 2 players for each position. Why don't you trust him?
 

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Sommer-Pavard/Bisseck-Acerbi/Devrij-Bastoni/Darmian/new guy.
 

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When you have old players then you run the risk of their form falling off a cliff suddenly and sharply. I think Inter have too many in the backline to be satisfied with the current group going into the new season and it makes sense that it's an aerially dominant stopper to play in the middle of the back three. The current defence does not defend high crosses and set pieces especially well and that needs to be something to improve.

Probably the most aerially dominant player they have currently is Bisseck, but it seems a shame to put him in the centre in a more static role when he has shown that he's really effective carrying the ball forward.
 

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When you have old players then you run the risk of their form falling off a cliff suddenly and sharply. I think Inter have too many in the backline to be satisfied with the current group going into the new season and it makes sense that it's an aerially dominant stopper to play in the middle of the back three. The current defence does not defend high crosses and set pieces especially well and that needs to be something to improve.

Probably the most aerially dominant player they have currently is Bisseck, but it seems a shame to put him in the centre in a more static role when he has shown that he's really effective carrying the ball forward.
Acerbi scored 3 goals 1 assist in Seie A and 1 ssist in CL.
But like Bisseck.
 

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Hermoso and Nacho are the most realistic one. We have zero budget for defender because we will spend huge money for forward
 

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People keep bringing up Pavard in the middle, clearly don't get our system; it is not the same role as a cover CB(last man) in a 2 CB system; nor is it the traditional sweeper in old days 3 backs (which is also one of the weakness of the old back 3, holes to land cross ball without offside and not strong enough to compete ariel there), cause we are playing 2 semi CBs on the side not 2 full time CB like back 4; also Hakan is our dmf, it works more like the stopper in back 4 on the first contact on direct balls.

We need someone who more classical no bullshit tall strong CB as our mid CB, think Blanc, Stam, Vidic, Matrix, Acerbi, one of the key elements is stop direct ariel long passes this role cannot function without this.

If Bisseck is good enough in the defense, he can play that role, but he is not there yet, luckily he is playing a role that is more forgiving in defensive mistakes, which also allows him to recover, however, if he gets better at the basics and be more determined on not letting the ball pass him in any sense, he will be a good candidate, but right now, it is a disaster waiting to be happened, if you put him in there.

Not to mention, there are other differences in positioning and ball playing, and the decision when to contest is also difference, which is why Bastoni isn't exactly a mid CB.
 
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People keep bringing up Pavard in the middle, clearly don't get our system; it is not the same role as a cover CB(last man) in a 2 CB system; nor is it the traditional sweeper in old days 3 backs (which is also one of the weakness of the old back 3, holes to land cross ball without offside and not strong enough to compete ariel there), cause we are playing 2 semi CBs on the side not 2 full time CB like back 4; also Hakan is our dmf, it works more like the stopper in back 4 on the first contact on direct balls.

We need someone who more classical no bullshit tall strong CB as our mid CB, think Blanc, Stam, Vidic, Matrix, Acerbi, one of the key elements is stop direct ariel long passes this role cannot function without this.

If Bisseck is good enough in the defense, he can play that role, but he is not there yet, luckily he is playing a role that is more forgiving in defensive mistakes, which also allows him to recover, however, if he gets better at the basics and be more determined on not letting the ball pass him in any sense, he will be a good candidate, but right now, it is a disaster waiting to be happened, if you put him in there.

Not to mention, there are other differences in positioning and ball playing, and the decision when to contest is also difference, which is why Bastoni isn't exactly a mid CB.
I was originally interested in trying Pavard in the middle, but you’re right. Pavard is going to be at his best staying put exactly where he is.

Bisseck in the center is an interesting idea. He’s well suited to play out wide and he’s less exposed in this role. But if he does get good playing in the middle— a tall, quick, skillful defender as your last covering outfield player could be a hack. This is a lot of “ifs” though.
 

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Any bets how long it takes for Varane to Inter to pick up as he announced he is leaving ManUtd in June?
 
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