Maybe Inzaghi thinks the best way to get success WITH THIS GROUP OF PLAYERS is to play like we play (at the moment it's not optimal of course and Inzaghi has said it himself). But that maybe he thinks we can't go Conte-turtle-mode with this team. We don't have Hakimi, Lukaku who were important in Conte football. Perisic was super important last season (and partly in Conte's Scudetto spring). We simply do not have the same type of players to lock up our own end while at the same type produce good enough offence.
I believe in this too, we could end up with a lot more draws if we play the same Conte style, because we might end up not produce good enough offence.
If we have some stronger offensive players, we might not need the current play style, so the majority plays can focus on tight defending more.
Again though, there are things we can still work on in terms of the defence department.
It's been 15 games now in his second season, how has the defense got even worse.
Actually, I think it is the offense being worse that led to that, if I want to be more precise, I will say it is the procession retain method or the ways we bring the ball to the other half had been quite studied well by other teams or they just have better pressings, this actually directly relates to how many counter opportunities our opponents would have and the percentage of time in the match our defenders are not under pressure.
However, I don't think it is that severe anymore after and including the Roma game, and prior to the Roma game, I would say the lack of sufficient pre-season, or we weren't even ready. Things are actually under better control after the Roma game, like Jube game we lost cause of the details, not the general gameplay, but that is what it is when big teams head on, simply the details are much more deterministic.
Also, the team needs to improve on handling counter, like the readiness for it, the Atlanta game actually showed some improvement though. e,g, how Bellanova
pressed up in an incident when they lost possession, so they don't get to hit the space, he failed in the execution, but the idea was right; got faked out and the Atlanta player was smart knowing the right back would be wide open, and Skrinar had to get a yellow cause of that. Also, the CB interceptions were mostly on spot that game.