Simone Inzaghi

Will Simone Inzaghi win a Scudetto at Inter?


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I don't get this "Inter have won one Scudetto, which then caused some financial problems for the team"
 

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I don't get this "Inter have won one Scudetto, which then caused some financial problems for the team"

He's obviously referring to our spending before Scudetto. He isn't wrong but he got advantage of that spending too with the squad he inherited.
 

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Maybe, but this is my favourite post game he’s given at Inter.

Be fucked off, be petty, be angry towards the ownership. Compact the team behind you and create that “against everyone and everything” mentality.

I would be genuinely impressed if Inzaghi had what is necessary for that. Everyone can sound dismissive in front of media after a long day but to sustain it 24/7 even when journalists aren't around, to make your squad believe it and to sustain it for days on end for everyone to feed off it... that's not easy. That goes beyond faking a cocky attitude, there is a reason why very few managers ever opt for it.
It's much easier to walk the line of least resistance, it's not like Inzaghi would need to do much rationalization or explaining to justify poor results.
 

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He's obviously referring to our spending before Scudetto. He isn't wrong but he got advantage of that spending too with the squad he inherited.
How did he get advantage of that spending?

Only Barella was part of that spending from the championship winning squad, no? And it's not like we wouldn't have signed him anyway.

Btw, I know people talk about the Lukaku sale, but by the end of the season we're going to be at a negative in terms of money spent on the player versus received.
 

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My theory on why Inzaghi is good at cup games is he is really good at the tactical part, and players don't hate him or even like him in general, but they are also not very motivated or professionally disciplined under the influence by Inzaghi, and in cup games players are normally motivated naturally. If Inzaghi had some more professional and self-regulated mature players/individuals that can help regulate the team and other younger players, like Ancelotti's Milan and Madrid, we would be seeing tremendous results.

Conte on the other hand isn't as good tactically, but he can make sure the players give it all (at least in 1-2 seasons, but normally they will have a fall off later, see Chelsea and Spurs, that's why I never think his method is sustainable); so when it is a cup games everyone is motivated already, there isn't much he adds on to.

Also the other merit of Conte, is he forms a structure well and faster in comparison to other coaches; hence when it comes to national team, where the teams are less familiar among themselves, he could bring that kind of advantage.
 

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I’m ready for Inzaghi to spill the beans. Can we really be more surprised about how much shit inter is in at the financial/ upper management level?
 

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He's obviously referring to our spending before Scudetto. He isn't wrong but he got advantage of that spending too with the squad he inherited.
But why does he say it as if Scudetto caused some financial problems? Or is this some lost in translation stuff?
 

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I don't get this "Inter have won one Scudetto, which then caused some financial problems for the team"
Could it be as straight forward as it is? like we only won one trophy, so we are low on prize money? LOL Just spitballing
 

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But why does he say it as if Scudetto caused some financial problems? Or is this some lost in translation stuff?

No. Nothing lost in translation. Here's the Italian text.


Obviously Scudetto didn't cause financial problems by itself. Inzaghi means the money we spent in order to win Scudetto. At least that's how i read his words.
 

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Maybe, but this is my favourite post game he’s given at Inter.

Be fucked off, be petty, be angry towards the ownership. Compact the team behind you and create that “against everyone and everything” mentality.
In reallity Inzaghi got already sacked and that guy from yesterday was Conte, hidden in a Inzaghi costume.
 

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What’s he gonna say after Madrid put 7 past us
 

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Of course that's what they're talking about. That's what everyone is talking about.

You cannot solely blame Conte for this, but you cannot pretend that Conte didn't benefit from this policy while he gets compared with Spalletti and Inzaghi, before and after, who had none of those benefits.

So whilst this is a management and ownership issue, at the end of the day people are discussing Simone Inzaghi performances on the pitch and compare them with Antonio Conte. Completely different vibe at the club, completely different financial situation and completely different opposition. So Simone is right to bring this up, if he gets compared to the previous manager.

Because you have one manager praised for a Scudetto that cost us half a billion euros over 3 years and then you have the next guy who has it even worse than Spalletti in terms of the transfer market.
 

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Conte spent a lot, but in reality the club got a nice profit from his purchases. We bought Lukaku and Hakimi for about 120 mln, but sold them for more than 170 mln. Barella is another player that came under Conte, and cost us 40 mln, but his value now is 70+. As long as I don't like the rigid system of Conte, I cannot deny how good he is in assessing which players will work well for him. Spalletti also had his word about the transfers, and we got Politano, Nainggolan and Vecino. That were more than 60+ mln wasted on low quality players. Only Politano was sold without a loss, as we gathered same money that we invested in him. Inzaghi demand was useless Correa for 30 mln. I'm a bit happy that we didn't have more money, because it was quite possible to get stuck with some expensive but worthless wishes of Inzaghi.
Conte didn't left Inzaghi with problems as well. We had good, mentality strong group, which just became a champion. The problems were the lack of investments by Zhang, not because Conte left some kind of a mess. Spalletti left huge mess behind him, which was fixed very quickly by Marotta and Conte, but I guess no one will remember this.
 

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As long as I don't like the rigid system of Conte, I cannot deny how good he is in assessing which players will work well for him.

Conte asked and received Lukaku, Valentino Lazaro, Victor Moses, Ashley Young, Arturo Vidal and Aleksandar Kolarov.

The likes of Sanchez, Barella, Sensi, Eriksen, Godin, Darmian and Hakimi were not his choices.

I think group 2 is far better.


Vidal was decent at best, very streaky.
Lazaro was a failure.
Lukaku was great statistically but not really a great deal.
Kolarov was a weak transfer.
Young was decent for maybe 12-14 months, but nothing special.
Moses was okay for depth as a quick fix.



Marotta was saying in both 2019-20 and 2020-21 that our target was not the Scudetto, even when we were first with a healthy advantage.
Marotta was saying in 2021-22 that Scudetto was our goal from day 1, even if the team had regressed.
 

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Conte asked and received Lukaku, Valentino Lazaro, Victor Moses, Ashley Young, Arturo Vidal and Aleksandar Kolarov.

The likes of Barella, Sensi, Eriksen, Godin, Darmian and Hakimi were not his choices.
This is just a opinion of yours, without any valid arguments. Anyway, I'm almost agree apart from some picks. Lazaro was never a Conte's choice. Lazaro just said that Conte had a big part of his choice to accept Inter, but not that Conte insisted for him. Sanchez and Darmian were Conte's demands too. For example, he also wanted Kulushevski, but during that time, the most reports were that Marotta is after Kulusevski. So, basically apart from Lukaku, all others are just blind guessing.
Vidal was decent at best, very streaky.
Lazaro was a failure.
Lukaku was great statistically but not really a great deal.
Kolarov was a weak transfer.
Young was decent for maybe 12-14 months, but nothing special.
Moses was okay for depth as a quick fix.
Lukaku was a great deal. He came for 75 mln, scored a lot of goals, formed a great duo with Lautaro, and got sold for 115 mln, which is 40 mln profit. One of the best Inter's deals.
Sanchez was good purshace, and Moses and Young were rather good for the low parameters they came here. Darmian was excellent signing.
Before we got broken, we were linked to Tonali, Kulusevski, Dzeko and Kumbulla. Kulusevski and Dzeko were Conte's wishes, not sure for the other two.
Marotta was saying in both 2019-20 and 2020-21 that our target was not the Scudetto, even when we were first with a healthy advantage.
Marotta was saying in 2021-22 that Scudetto was our goal from day 1, even if the team had regressed.
How this is related to the topic at all?
 

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Conte asked and received Lukaku, Valentino Lazaro, Victor Moses, Ashley Young, Arturo Vidal and Aleksandar Kolarov.

The likes of Sanchez, Barella, Sensi, Eriksen, Godin, Darmian and Hakimi were not his choices.

I think group 2 is far better.


Vidal was decent at best, very streaky.
Lazaro was a failure.
Lukaku was great statistically but not really a great deal.
Kolarov was a weak transfer.
Young was decent for maybe 12-14 months, but nothing special.
Moses was okay for depth as a quick fix.



Marotta was saying in both 2019-20 and 2020-21 that our target was not the Scudetto, even when we were first with a healthy advantage.
Marotta was saying in 2021-22 that Scudetto was our goal from day 1, even if the team had regressed.
How was Lukaku not a great deal? We sold him for $50mil more than what we paid for him, and he carried us to the league.
 

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Conte spent a lot, but in reality the club got a nice profit from his purchases. We bought Lukaku and Hakimi for about 120 mln, but sold them for more than 170 mln. Barella is another player that came under Conte, and cost us 40 mln, but his value now is 70+. As long as I don't like the rigid system of Conte, I cannot deny how good he is in assessing which players will work well for him. Spalletti also had his word about the transfers, and we got Politano, Nainggolan and Vecino. That were more than 60+ mln wasted on low quality players. Only Politano was sold without a loss, as we gathered same money that we invested in him. Inzaghi demand was useless Correa for 30 mln. I'm a bit happy that we didn't have more money, because it was quite possible to get stuck with some expensive but worthless wishes of Inzaghi.
Conte didn't left Inzaghi with problems as well. We had good, mentality strong group, which just became a champion. The problems were the lack of investments by Zhang, not because Conte left some kind of a mess. Spalletti left huge mess behind him, which was fixed very quickly by Marotta and Conte, but I guess no one will remember this.
But how this has anything to do with the Inzaghi comparison? Conte had more resources on his disposal. In this comparison perspective, it doesn't matter how much these players were sold afterwards. It doesn't help Inzaghi at all that we made a massive Lukaku sale for 115m if the replacement is then Dzeko and Correa for 32m.

Squad is definitely worse compared to Conte era (the second season).

But Di Canio is right with his comments that Inzaghi shouldn't talk like he won the Champions League when he boasts about the trophies he has won. It has been a good achievement, the trophies and the CL knockouts but that's about it. No need to expect everyone to suck your dick because of that, this is not Lazio.
 

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Conte had his strengths. I think both are fine managers though I still wonder what Inzaghi would accomplish if he had great ownership above him. Really that is our issue right now. Zhang's not a bad dude but a club of Inter's quality deserves better.
 
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