Genoa - Inter (29 Dec 23) [1-1]

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For us, every upcoming match is like a final. Missing Lautaro is a huge blow, as we can see that our team is struggling a lot to create chances/score goals.

Reserves aren't clicking properly, but also Hakan has been lowkey poor over the past few matches. Of course every match is very important but in Luigi Ferraris it's always difficult to get points, especially at our current state how we are rather sluggish up front.

But the team has to get the job done, regardless of everything. Champs are made of going through difficulties like this.
 

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For us, every upcoming match is like a final. Missing Lautaro is a huge blow, as we can see that our team is struggling a lot to create chances/score goals.

Reserves aren't clicking properly, but also Hakan has been lowkey poor over the past few matches. Of course every match is very important but in Luigi Ferraris it's always difficult to get points, especially at our current state how we are rather sluggish up front.

But the team has to get the job done, regardless of everything. Champs are made of going through difficulties like this.
Bit of an overreaction? Lecce match didn't have enough chances? We didn't score a ton, but enough to win.

With Lautaro, we've played 23 games this season and won 6 times with over 2 goal cushion.
 

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Bit of an overreaction? Lecce match didn't have enough chances? We didn't score a ton, but enough to win.

With Lautaro, we've played 23 games this season and won 6 times with over 2 goal cushion.
We've had like one or two real chances tbh. Just because we've been close to the goal, doesn't always count as a chance to me. With Lautaro we create far more, we are less predictable and our build-up is superior that makes it very easy to come to good chances.

Tonight we've seen a poor Thuram and also a rather inept Arnautovic. Expect a much harder approach against Genoa, also atmosphere there is going to be an obstacle for our players.
 

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We've had like one or two real chances tbh. Just because we've been close to the goal, doesn't always count as a chance to me. With Lautaro we create far more, we are less predictable and our build-up is superior that makes it very easy to come to good chances.

Tonight we've seen a poor Thuram and also a rather inept Arnautovic. Expect a much harder approach against Genoa, also atmosphere there is going to be an obstacle for our players.
We do create more with Lautaro but we definitely had more than one or two chances today. Arnautovic on his own had two great chances in the first half - both were from within 7-8 metres away from goal. Add in Barella's goal and that's at least 3 really big chances, on top of a few from set pieces plus the Pavard chance.
 

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We do create more with Lautaro but we definitely had more than one or two chances today. Arnautovic on his own had two great chances in the first half - both were from within 7-8 metres away from goal. Add in Barella's goal and that's at least 3 really big chances, on top of a few from set pieces plus the Pavard chance.

I didn't count in Barella's goal but honestly these weren't clear chances, especially Arnautovic's shot with left foot from a close distance. That's a difficult angle and usually players blow the ball up high or poor attempt straight at the gk.

I mean, we created something tonight as well, but not as convincing as other times while we create at least four or five crystal clear chances. We won, which is crucial but I'm very skeptic about upcoming match if we perform against Genoa as we have done tonight.
 

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Now you are just splitting hairs to make your initial claim look more credible. We overwhelmed Lecce, Lautaro or no Lautaro.
 

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Now you are just splitting hairs to make your initial claim look more credible. We overwhelmed Lecce, Lautaro or no Lautaro.

Did I ever said we didn't?
 

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Retegi is poor right now, we shall beware of Gudmonsen or whatever his name is.
If we stay focused, we will win. The match is on 29, so there is time enough to recover.
 

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Genoa and Lecce are both pretty similar. They dont score a lot, but are also pretty solid in defense. I hope we dont waste our chances. This would be an important win.
 

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I say 0-1, Hakan penalty in the second half
 

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If we can keep keeping clean sheets then all we need is 1 goal, toro is a huge blow yes but we have the quality to score past Genoa and should win this game with ease.

Who needs Toro anyway with Bissecks goal threat.
 

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We play before Meelan-Sassuolo and Rube-Roma. I bet the team would like to put pressure on them by getting +7 and +14!!!

oh, yes.
 

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We have only conceded seven goals. That's nothing short of amazing.

Watching the team so often; and I dont mean only games, but being here almost everyday, visiting all the Inter social media pages, the Inter websites, makes us lose sense of what really they've achieved.

It's like we're "studying the footprints", and we've totally ignored the bigger picture. Or like that quote "if you're standing too close to the elephant you can't see the whole elephant", or something along those lines.

Someone that doesn't support the team, might have a more realistic picture of how awesome we are this season.

We're everyday here, every game. We see the good, the bad, the meh, and then we give extra attention to the bad and make it worse :D


Having said that, if there ever was an away game this season that I was sure of winning, it's this one.

Different mentality 100% from last season.
 

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Would like to see both Pavard and Bissek starting the game if possible.
 

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We have only conceded seven goals. That's nothing short of amazing.

Watching the team so often; and I dont mean only games, but being here almost everyday, visiting all the Inter social media pages, the Inter websites, makes us lose sense of what really they've achieved.

It's like we're "studying the footprints", and we've totally ignored the bigger picture. Or like that quote "if you're standing too close to the elephant you can't see the whole elephant", or something along those lines.

Someone that doesn't support the team, might have a more realistic picture of how awesome we are this season.

We're everyday here, every game. We see the good, the bad, the meh, and then we give extra attention to the bad and make it worse :D


Having said that, if there ever was an away game this season that I was sure of winning, it's this one.

Different mentality 100% from last season.
^I fully agree, the mentality this year is different. You feel, barring any serious injuries, that this season will end with the 2nd star.

But but..... people who follow Inter day-in-day out know how quickly things can turn south. So, even in this game against Genoa I'm cautious -
 

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