Inter - Cagliari (14 Apr 24) [2-2]

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Yeah, the CL defeat definitely disturbed the whole atmosphere in the team. You can feel it through the body language of the players.
 

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It’s not as much about praying, more the fact that neither they or our players feel they have much left to play for… same happened for Napoli last term also started loosing steam…

It’s incredible difficult motivating yourself under such circumstances, it’s rather understandable that we don’t see them give more, it’s frustrating to watch and wittiness especially as we could have sealed it now if not for us throwing away points agains Napoli and tonight… but at the same time it’s mentally a challenge especially once your probably physically tired as well

If anything - and I realize there's a raft of explanatory reasons to explain what happened to Napoli this season, so I'm not trying to be overly reductionist on the basis of one potentially far-fetched thing - that would be my actual possible concern, the idea of late-season indifference bleeding at all into next season. Napoli were runaway league winners last year, they had a bigger lead at the top than we do even, and one season turns to the next and everything got worse for them. That's the cautionary tale here to try and avoid. Anything else that involves the topic of this season is nothing more than simply delaying the inevitable.

We’ve had an objectively massively entertaining season, as well as a successful one. I’m afraid the end of the ride is never as exciting as the rest of it.

The journey is always more rewarding than the destination itself. You celebrate the triumphs that get you closer to the trophy. Once you've won the trophy...now what? Especially in a round robin league campaign, many times that trophy is won under the most anti-climactic of circumstances.

I wasn't following the club during the Mancini or Mourinho years. 2021 was my first Scudetto. How was that Scudetto won? While I was at church, when Inter wasn't playing, it was clinched because Atalanta drew against Sassuolo, and once I was out of church I was busy working the entire rest of the day. That Scudetto celebration for me might as well have never happened, by the time I had any chance to celebrate it at all, the organic nature of the celebration had worn off. It was already bad enough that we won it while watching at home...watching Bayer Leverkusen today, I'm so happy they had the chance to not only clinch it in front of their home fans, but that they got to clinch it by winning the game right in front of them. Their championship was clinched at the final whistle of their game, not some other game taking place at a different time. Regardless...that didn't take any of the joy or color out of what happened in the run-up to the 2021 Scudetto for me, those moments were what shaped the journey. This season is no different in that regard.

I just hope that, at a minimum, we don't lose next week's game. With a win, we win the Scudetto against Milan, which speaks for itself. With a draw, we won't clinch the Scudetto, but we still put ourselves in a win-and-clinch Scudetto scenario for the following week in a home game, which is the next best thing. Give me either, I have a preference for the former but either is fine. Just no clinching the Scudetto away (otherwise), and no clinching the Scudetto sitting on our asses. Boring.
 

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Yeah, the CL defeat definitely disturbed the whole atmosphere in the team. You can feel it through the body language of the players.
I think that players are dead tired plus there is some mental issue goin on cause we cant beat Cagliari at home right now. Limone needs to wake up the players and ignite into them some boost cause this looks shit right now. I dont want us to end this season on bad note, we were flying most of the season.
 

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If anything - and I realize there's a raft of explanatory reasons to explain what happened to Napoli this season, so I'm not trying to be overly reductionist on the basis of one potentially far-fetched thing - that would be my actual possible concern, the idea of late-season indifference bleeding at all into next season. Napoli were runaway league winners last year, they had a bigger lead at the top than we do even, and one season turns to the next and everything got worse for them. That's the cautionary tale here to try and avoid. Anything else that involves the topic of this season is nothing more than simply delaying the inevitable.



The journey is always more rewarding than the destination itself. You celebrate the triumphs that get you closer to the trophy. Once you've won the trophy...now what? Especially in a round robin league campaign, many times that trophy is won under the most anti-climactic of circumstances.

I wasn't following the club during the Mancini or Mourinho years. 2021 was my first Scudetto. How was that Scudetto won? While I was at church, when Inter wasn't playing, it was clinched because Atalanta drew against Sassuolo, and once I was out of church I was busy working the entire rest of the day. That Scudetto celebration for me might as well have never happened, by the time I had any chance to celebrate it at all, the organic nature of the celebration had worn off. It was already bad enough that we won it while watching at home...watching Bayer Leverkusen today, I'm so happy they had the chance to not only clinch it in front of their home fans, but that they got to clinch it by winning the game right in front of them. Their championship was clinched at the final whistle of their game, not some other game taking place at a different time. Regardless...that didn't take any of the joy or color out of what happened in the run-up to the 2021 Scudetto for me, those moments were what shaped the journey. This season is no different in that regard.

I just hope that, at a minimum, we don't lose next week's game. With a win, we win the Scudetto against Milan, which speaks for itself. With a draw, we won't clinch the Scudetto, but we still put ourselves in a win-and-clinch Scudetto scenario for the following week in a home game, which is the next best thing. Give me either, I have a preference for the former but either is fine. Just no clinching the Scudetto away (otherwise), and no clinching the Scudetto sitting on our asses. Boring.
Napoli didn’t self implode because of them loosing steam a season before, they imploded because of the issues revolving their winning coach, replacing a coach the way Napoli did was bound to have dire consequences.

Also they achieved what was a long thought goal… for such a minor team tiredness is not unusual thing to happen the following especially not with the other things happening.

Inter is a completely different level of a team, if you won one season it’s expected you also win the following this is in stark contrast to teams like Napoli.
 

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What a shame to lose the points record on a handball, but all focus on beating Milan now.
Couldn't care less about points record. Secure Scudetto and give minutes to Bisseck,Frattesi,Buchanan...



Also I have zero problems with a draw today. Unlike many it seems.
 
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Kudos to Ranieri, he saw no protection between CBs and MFs, puching right to that space, Cagliari has personnel to do that.

As for us, missing Lautaro does hurt on pressing early and cutting counter from opponent half. Plus we don’t play with hustle as usual.

A draw is OK, I want derby win, it’s always good for our morale.
 

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There is a reason why Inzaghi keeps playing Miki game in game out. After he got subbed, our midfield got weak. The last 30 minutes to be exact. But it's ok, full force against Milan and win the Scudetto.
 

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I was with the Curva Nord fans the whole day at Baretto starting from maybe 15:00 to like 19:10 when Inter bus passed. Im out of voice from all that singing. Crazy atmosphere guys it was unreal, when we went inside the stadium the atmosphere was even crazier and even more unrealistic. Unfortunate we conceded 2 goals, when we were up 2-1 and when Calhanoglu scored the penalty everyone went nuts and thought that was it, Inter was gonna win it and the next thing Cagliari score. Unfortunate for all of us, even more unfortunare for me because i watched it live but it is what it is.
Forza Inter !!
Scudetto incoming!!
 

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Well, a win in a derby settles it. Prefer for the boys to go after a win at Meazza. Feels rather great and there's a silver lining to this draw here.
 

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Overall a draw was a good result. Defense was poor and we could’ve lost. I think the guys will be fired up next game and I’m lookin forward to it.
 

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Drop in form is obvious. Can't tell why though :unsure: We only have one game per week.
 
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I think that players are dead tired plus there is some mental issue goin on cause we cant beat Cagliari at home right now. Limone needs to wake up the players and ignite into them some boost cause this looks shit right now. I dont want us to end this season on bad note, we were flying most of the season.
Yes, fatigue can be one of the reason for our recent performances. The midfielders and the strikers have no rest for sure. Only the defense is getting some proper rotation.

Regarding losing points this time - you cannot beat everyone. I'm sure the boys will be on fire against Milan. This is what they have been waiting for.
 

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There is a reason why Inzaghi keeps playing Miki game in game out. After he got subbed, our midfield got weak. The last 30 minutes to be exact. But it's ok, full force against Milan and win the Scudetto.
Particularly in this game, Mkhitaryan was awful. Lubuntu had a two chances of the beginning of the match because of him. His passes were poor as well as his overall game.
 

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Yeah, the CL defeat definitely disturbed the whole atmosphere in the team. You can feel it through the body language of the players.
Meh. We already looked a bit weird BEFORE the first Atletico game. We should be happy we were so dominant throughout the season that it doesn't really matter (except that we crashed out of CL).
 

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Just went to see the FIF ratings, y'all overacting, how many of y'all gave our players 1s and 2s? I know you are disappointed we didn't win and that we probably won't win the Scudetto against Milan, but who cares? We'll be champions no matter what.
 

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Particularly in this game, Mkhitaryan was awful. Lubuntu had a two chances of the beginning of the match because of him. His passes were poor as well as his overall game.
Mkhi has been overworked by Inzaghi. I get it. Frattesi doesn’t offer what Mkhi does but at the end of the day, our Armenian is 35 and he’s played a shit ton of minutes this season. Anyway it is what it is. Credit to Tinkerman and Cagliari for putting in a good performance.

Now let’s go win the scudetto against Milan.
 

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Just went to see the FIF ratings, y'all overacting, how many of y'all gave our players 1s and 2s? I know you are disappointed we didn't win and that we probably won't win the Scudetto against Milan, but who cares? We'll be champions no matter what.
Those of us who wanted a historic points tally and taking a record from gobbi. We are disappointed in the complete lack of effort to achieve this after going out of the cl.
 

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Nah it’s ok, fuck records, we don’t need unnecessary pressure.

We’re good to hit our peak of season at right moments, for good long months, most of teams in league don’t even having it LOL.

It’s also consequence of gap between starters and backups, aging in some positions in line up.
 
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