Simone Inzaghi

Will Simone Inzaghi win a Scudetto at Inter?


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Besnik

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Well, after great start of season people started to believe that we could do what Napoli did last season. But we already have 1 loss, against mediocre team like Sassuolo, at Meazza. Second half performance was really bad. Our attack only depends on two people and when we lose Hakan we have no player to fill in. Plus people still have trauma from last season and this loss totally reminds us of so many fuckups from last season in Seria A. We aint winning scudetto if we lose every few games against shitty midtable or bottom club, fucking beelan is winning those games with ease.

Football is beautiful because it's unpredictable. Sucks that out of all teams, it's again Sassuolo to break our momentum in the league, but I haven't seen the match so I can't comment on it.

Don't let negative or pessimistic people fool you with stupid examples and narratives. This team has still plenty of quality and the bench is more than good enough. Alexis, Frattesi, Cuadrado, Klaassen, Arnautovic, and there is still one of Darmian/Pavard to sit in the bench or share the starting spot in a long shot. I mean, if these names aren't enough to cover bench solution then I don't know what else do you guys want.

Most of the teams out there have these 2-3 key players that carry their ship throughout the season, whether it is Real Madrid, Barcelona, Bayern or even others.

Hakan's importance in this team is crucial but there IS still solution despite his eventual absence. It was just bad timing (l.e match vs. Sociedad) that our team as a whole looked out of place. Pretty sure there will be times when Hakan won't be playing because of injury, suspension or whatever, and Inter will still play good and achieve results.

Our team will get back in form, will also eventually drop points and ect. This is how football works but the thing is that we shouldn't let the bad results have impact in our mental state.
 

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Our bench IS actually good. Might not be the ideal solution but it is still good enough regardless of negativity and whatever else while the team is struggling. In fact, since the 09/10 season, we didn't have a roster with better quality and depth. We haven't that sharp recently, and all of sudden our team isn't as good as we thought? :lol:

Except of ManCity that has insane squad depth and quality, which other team has anything special in this matter?

I really don't understand pessimism in this forum sometimes. While most of the analists, coaches and former players&coaches praise Inter for their performances, maturity and also quality in overall, there is still people in here that bring arguments that barely make any sense. It's like, don't you think our team or any other will hit a period of poor form, bad results and everything else?
Squads in 2010 vs squads in 2023? Come on...

Completely different setup.

Top teams have had more depth since the mid 2010s because those that can outspend just buy everyone and they rot on the bench instead of play for teams a click below.

With 5 subs these days there's an even bigger need.

Our squad is not deep. It's deeper than what Inzaghi first found here at some positions, but it's not deep. We need to be very lucky if we want to compete at all fronts.
If we only intend to compete for Scudetto then sure, we're deep enough.
 

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The squad is deep in my opinion as every position is double occupied, BUT the biggest issue is that we don’t have any difference makers coming from the bench bar Frattesi. Sanchez and Cuadrado would’ve been two or three years ago, but they are not there physically.

The most important thing for our starting eleven is to get to lead the game, because we have enough players capable of maintaining a lead, but we don’t have the players we can throw in to pull us back from behind as things stand. Which is why we should have buried Sassuolo in the first half when we had the opportunities to by the way.
 

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I don't also get the negativity here. Napoli won last year with 90 points, but judging by title contenders now, I hardly doubt that some team will collect more than 85 points. All of the teams look prone to losing points against smaller clubs, even Milan despite their results so far. Roma and Lazio won't be at the race, that is quite obvious. Atalanta are too inconsistent as well. Jube are relying too much on Chiesa and Vlahovic, and Napoli are a huge mess right now. It seems that it will be between us and Milan.
 

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Squads in 2010 vs squads in 2023? Come on...

Completely different setup.

Top teams have had more depth since the mid 2010s because those that can outspend just buy everyone and they rot on the bench instead of play for teams a click below.

With 5 subs these days there's an even bigger need.

Our squad is not deep. It's deeper than what Inzaghi first found here at some positions, but it's not deep. We need to be very lucky if we want to compete at all fronts.
If we only intend to compete for Scudetto then sure, we're deep enough.

Tell me last time we had a better squad depth and quality since 2009/10 squad?

I already said that it's not ideal but at the same time is much better to what has been in previous seasons and also is good enough to remain a competitive side in every competition we are in.

This team is already one of favourites to win CL, no matter the circumstances created over the past 10 days. Not always the best team in paper wins. Limone has created a strong group that can do damage to any of the elite teams in Europe, let alone in Italy.

It's just a difficult period that we will get through it very soon.
 

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I don't also get the negativity here. Napoli won last year with 90 points, but judging by title contenders now, I hardly doubt that some team will collect more than 85 points. All of the teams look prone to losing points against smaller clubs, even Milan despite their results so far. Roma and Lazio won't be at the race, that is quite obvious. Atalanta are too inconsistent as well. Jube are relying too much on Chiesa and Vlahovic, and Napoli are a huge mess right now. It seems that it will be between us and Milan.
Additionally except for last season we’ve learned in Italy that you have to wait until the start of March to really define who’s fighting for the title.
 

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Last season Napoli had 14 points after 6 games. 4 wins and 2 ties (Fiorentina 0-0, Lecce 1-1). I'm not saying we're gonna head for a win streak they had after those draws, but it's not like we're missing something out here. We're still at the top of the table.

Calma for fuck sake :D
Man, I wish I had your optimism and calmness to view this season as some kind of fresh start. I just see it as a continuation of previous two seasons where we showed similar patterns in the league.

And the way some of you describe the losses as bad luck or 9/10 we would be winning that... yeah, for me, that's a fundamental error that comes with inzaghi and his ways and not some part that lives outside. But I talked about that ad nauseam, so I will stop here.

We'll see, admittedly It's still early on, but when you watched something for three years in a row now and the team again starts behaving similarly to previous times when we had massive energy dumps I just can't help but think we are heading in the same direction. Btw, I really hope i m wrong and some of you end up being right...
 

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I have the optimism for Scudetto. I'm not saying we're definitely gonna win it. It's just 6 rounds so making predictions now is just crap shoot. There's not even a trend yet because the sample size is so small. Let's wait a bit at least.
 

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I have the optimism for Scudetto. I'm not saying we're definitely gonna win it. It's just 6 rounds so making predictions now is just crap shoot. There's not even a trend yet because the sample size is so small. Let's wait a bit at least.
But we have a trend. Last two seasons.
 

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no one apart from Italian and some glory hunter fans give a fuck on Scudetto title anyway. everybody know Serie A is a farmer league and no presitigious thing will be find there. regularly 4th place in serie ass should be enough for this decade.
 

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no one apart from Italian and some glory hunter fans give a fuck on Scudetto title anyway. everybody know Serie A is a farmer league and no presitigious thing will be find there. regularly 4th place in serie ass should be enough for this decade.
So you wont mind if beelan gets that second star in the end of this season and not us? Cmon man
 

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What worries me is that he started darmian instead of pavard.

Despite the fact that pavard was having a good streak.

The only reason i believe he did it is because he wanted to start the most familiar players in a crucial game, which means he is afraid of making good changes.

That’s too conservative.

Just start the best players. Don’t be afraid of anyone’s ego. Every player who gets offended by the bench should keep his mouth shut and work harder. There is a second star to win, and it’s going to be us or BBilan.

The team needs to understand this
 
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Tell me last time we had a better squad depth and quality since 2009/10 squad?
2020-21

We should have competed on all three fronts but we had FIF's favorite manager here so we only managed to be a Scudetro competing side. For 5 months even, since we were utter ridiculous in the first 3.

That season being the only one is also the reason why we never did that again. We had a deep enough midfield last season and got lucky with injuries at all other fronts so we managed to get a CL run and when everyone was back (ie Brozovic return), we also managed to do something good in Serie A.

I already said that it's not ideal but at the same time is much better to what has been in previous seasons and also is good enough to remain a competitive side in every competition we are in.

This team is already one of favourites to win CL, no matter the circumstances created over the past 10 days. Not always the best team in paper wins. Limone has created a strong group that can do damage to any of the elite teams in Europe, let alone in Italy.

It's just a difficult period that we will get through it very soon.
The mercato has been awful, the only thing that salvaged it was Pavard coming.

One of the key problems that no one realizes is that we lost Handanovic, Brozovic, Skriniar and even D'ambrosio.
Our veterans are Mkhitaryan, Arnautovic, Acerbi and Sommer. And none of them have the necessary exposure at championship contention levels that we require. The previous guys had grinta and grew with the team. Cannot say the same about this group that found these guys here, already as champions and a good enough side in Europe.

Long season ahead, let's hope we can overcome any weaknesses and mentality should stay strong. I trust the group, but I cannot say I trust our luck.

A month without Hakan, any striker and another midfielder means that we're screwed. It's unlikely, but also, is it?
 

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We should have competed on all three fronts but we had FIF's favorite manager here so we only managed to be a Scudetro competing side. For 5 months even, since we were utter ridiculous in the first 3.

That season being the only one is also the reason why we never did that again. We had a deep enough midfield last season and got lucky with injuries at all other fronts so we managed to get a CL run and when everyone was back (ie Brozovic return), we also managed to do something good in Serie A.

Come on mate, that 2020/21 squad is not even close to what we have now. There are a few individual players whom were quite competitive throughout the season but consistency was lacking like big time, and on top of it, you have a bench of Gagliardini, Vecino, Correa (these whom are completely useless players). Then majority of others were either rapidly declining or not good enough to keep the team competitive.

Handanovic's decline was insane. He was one of the biggest reasons that our team has commited some bizzare defeats, then you have Arturo Vidal whom was rather inconsistent, whether it was with absences or quality performances.

I don't even think there should be a debate in this matter. Very big difference to what we have and what we are now. We were quite a naive team back then (maybe we are still, but of course to a lesser degree).

The mercato has been awful, the only thing that salvaged it was Pavard coming.

One of the key problems that no one realizes is that we lost Handanovic, Brozovic, Skriniar and even D'ambrosio.
Our veterans are Mkhitaryan, Arnautovic, Acerbi and Sommer. And none of them have the necessary exposure at championship contention levels that we require. The previous guys had grinta and grew with the team. Cannot say the same about this group that found these guys here, already as champions and a good enough side in Europe.

Long season ahead, let's hope we can overcome any weaknesses and mentality should stay strong. I trust the group, but I cannot say I trust our luck.

A month without Hakan, any striker and another midfielder means that we're screwed. It's unlikely, but also, is it?

For real man, with these complaints of "terrible transfer market" and so on, I think most of you guys deserve them banter era signings while Inter was stacked with a bunch of useless players. I mean, give it a little time until these transfers will adjust themselves into the team. We have made some major changes in the squad, so of course there will be room for errors but what's most important, the core is still there and difference is only in a better way.

As much as I respect and appreciate Handanovic's contribution over years, the guy was long finished. Though I never liked the idea of selling Brozo, but I don't actually know what was the matter behind it, whether it was financial aspect or whatever but that is the only thing that bothered me during the whole transfer market time, and of course D'Ambrosio's departure. I would love had he remained here for longer because I think he was more than just a player for this club and he could still offer something, unlike Handanovic.

Skriniar is a competely different history here. The guy made his choice. Does our management deserves the blame because of it? Absolutely. They took him for granted and then lots of speculations regarding his potential transfer and everything, but people in management are individuals whom come and go, but your love and loyalty for the club remains always and I think he didn't act what he meant, but he's gone and we are here. I won't consider him as a traitor, but he's definitely been disappointing.

Hakan has been essential to this team ever since. He's been the most consistent midfielder since last season and I think he was robbed in the "best midfielder" award, so of course his absence is obvious since no one can properly replace him, as he set a very high standard in these quality performances but then again, every team has these players that they carry their teams forward.
 

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So you wont mind if beelan gets that second star in the end of this season and not us? Cmon man
What will happen will happen. I'd care about stars more if Juventus wasn't in the league as well and being the cheating scum they are... but now? Nah. It means nothing. When a club can count the Scudettos they won when they were won illegally, that's not a sport anymore. It's a circus.


I just came to say that Inzaghi's job was saved by Lautaro and Salernitana's horrible defence. We still have HUGE issues. We have to get our shit together before the Juve game happens.
 

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If Inter wouldn't win here, I am sure Inzaghi would be gone from this position by the end of this season, if not earlier. And I'm a big Inzaghi supporter on FIF, I'm not saying he should be gone, just that that could happen
 

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If Inter wouldn't win here, I am sure Inzaghi would be gone from this position by the end of this season, if not earlier. And I'm a big Inzaghi supporter on FIF, I'm not saying he should be gone, just that that could happen
What? :lol:

Inzaghi can still be gone at the end of the season, or even during the season. This Salernitana result changed nothing in that regard.
 

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The most important thing is that we bounced back. But if we didn't, not winning against Salernitana would be cause enough at least to not give him another extension.. which he already has :lol:

Not long ago I wrote that the 6 teams to fear for us in Serie A are Milan, Juventus, Napoli, Lazio, Atalanta and Sassuolo. So far, 2 games, 1 win, 1 loss, not bad, not great.
 
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