Simone Inzaghi

Will Simone Inzaghi win a Scudetto at Inter?


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Damageplan

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I admit I was on the InzaghiOut bandwagon and I still think he lacks the personality to be among the top managers but he is a good tactician and probably the best manager we can get in Italy. When judging him you have to take everything into account and doing so we will realize he overachieved with the resources at his disposal.
 

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Better to have an overachiever. I'm telling you, if only we didn't have so many money issues, this Inter would be THE Italian club of this decade that would consistently fight for the CL trophy.

With so many quality players we lost just in the last 5, 6 seasons, we could've had Cancelo and Hakimi on the wings and a much better bench
 

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He has always been a great coach, but made a major step forward last season when he had his back against the wall. To me after all he achieved last season, and the way he started this one with a deeper squad, he is undoubtedly the best Italian coach and among the top coaches of the world.

Maybe it’s wrong to single him out as his whole team seems to do it‘s job. I don’t have any concerns and doubts about us reaching our goals bearing any major injuries.
 

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Inzaghi needs to step in and punish our players for conceding three goals like that. They've got to be punished in training with extra sessions and all. That first half was just not pro-level stuff.

I'm getting this vibe that it's all fun and games now since we managed to level the score. It's like, "oops, we almost lost, haha! Lol! Funny!" with inside jokes flying around. But that attitude screams 'loser mentality' to me.

These players had a shot in a Champions League match after warming the god damned bench all season, they should've shown way more grit out there.
My guess is that was the threat at half time, hence we scored 3 goals after?
 

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Inzaghi needs to step in and punish our players for conceding three goals like that. They've got to be punished in training with extra sessions and all. That first half was just not pro-level stuff.

I'm getting this vibe that it's all fun and games now since we managed to level the score. It's like, "oops, we almost lost, haha! Lol! Funny!" with inside jokes flying around. But that attitude screams 'loser mentality' to me.

These players had a shot in a Champions League match after warming the god damned bench all season, they should've shown way more grit out there.

I mean that was a terrible 45 minutes, but when you throw a bunch of bench players that rarely play with another, you can't really expect much.

The important thing is they were getting better as the game went on, which means they were improving in real time.
 

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One thing still good about Italy and Serie A is that they continue to produce top managers and tactical game-play. Too bad that finances, regulations and infrastructures aren't matching that level.
 

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Great payoff from resting key players against Benfica. Great morale from the team as well, probably some of it came from the "comeback" against Benfica. Oh and we are doing this without Bastoni and Pavard as well. Grande
 

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Great payoff from resting key players against Benfica. Great morale from the team as well, probably some of it came from the "comeback" against Benfica. Oh and we are doing this without Bastoni and Pavard as well. Grande
And without De Vrij who has been great this season.

I only wish he would maybe give Mkhi a rest and start Sensi/Frattesi the next game.

Other than that, we are clearly doing everything right to snatch that Scudetto. This win is for that Juve game that we should've won
 

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And without De Vrij who has been great this season.

I only wish he would maybe give Mkhi a rest and start Sensi/Frattesi the next game.

Other than that, we are clearly doing everything right to snatch that Scudetto. This win is for that Juve game that we should've won
I don't think Mkhi was tired, I think he was just fucking around.

Anyway Grande.
 

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INTER 4:0 Fiorentina
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INTER 5:1 Milan
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INTER 1:0 Roma
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Atalanta 1:2 INTER
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Juventus 1:1 Inter
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Napoli 0:3 INTER
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Scored: 16
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Conceded: 3
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Inzaghi is doing better than what was expected. Maybe Juve being so close is a good incentive for us to not fuck around too much.
 

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I wonder how he's going to approach the 2 next weeks. Turnover against Udinese, full team vs Sociedad and Lazio ? Or full team vs Udinese, turnover vs Sociedad and then full team vs Lazio ? That would be the most logical move but Sociedad is superior to Benfica. It's risky.
 

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I wonder how he's going to approach the 2 next weeks. Turnover against Udinese, full team vs Sociedad and Lazio ? Or full team vs Udinese, turnover vs Sociedad and then full team vs Lazio ? That would be the most logical move but Sociedad is superior to Benfica. It's risky.
We need 1st slotin CL
 

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I've insisted on Augusto being a better solution than Acerbi in that LCB position. de Vrij's injury might have been a blessing in disguise.

Acerbi just can't play as LCB, simple as that. He's way too clumsy and it's quite frustrating how he get caught off guard quite often. In the centre he has more responsibility but at least he's got support from both sides and he doesn't have to get involved that much in our ball possession.

Other than that, great job by Limone.
 

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I wonder how he's going to approach the 2 next weeks. Turnover against Udinese, full team vs Sociedad and Lazio ? Or full team vs Udinese, turnover vs Sociedad and then full team vs Lazio ? That would be the most logical move but Sociedad is superior to Benfica. It's risky.
I was wondering this as well. We generally haven't done well when we do little rotation in games 3 days apart - see Bologna match where we really suffered in the second half and Sassuolo also.

I guess difference in this potential scenario is that Lazio will actually have even less rest than us because 1) their CL game is Wednesday while ours is Tuesday, and 2) they also play a Coppa Italia game tomorrow so they won't get a week break either like we do.

I do wonder if we do a few rotations for the Udinese match - Augusto, Cuadrado, Frattesi, Arnautovic. That might be too much rotation as Udinese are very hard to beat. They may be at the bottom of the table, but they don't lose very often - they actually have same number of losses as Roma/Napoli and only one more than Milan with 9 draws from 14 games.

I think Carlos Augusto needs to start at LWB due to physicality Udinese has on that side. Also with Dumfries fitness issues, Cuadrado may get his first start and I don't see Simone playing Cuadrado/Dimarco together as he may feel it leaves defensive holes on both sides plus lack of physicality - especially against probably the most physical team in the league.
 

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INTER 4:0 Fiorentina
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INTER 5:1 Milan
✅

INTER 1:0 Roma
✅

Atalanta 1:2 INTER
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Juventus 1:1 Inter
🤝🏻

Napoli 0:3 INTER
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Scored: 16
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Conceded: 3
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Inzaghi is doing better than what was expected. Maybe Juve being so close is a good incentive for us to not fuck around too much.
Pretty sure Juve has a similar record. Such record is what it should to be a Scudetto contender.
 

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I was wondering this as well. We generally haven't done well when we do little rotation in games 3 days apart - see Bologna match where we really suffered in the second half and Sassuolo also.

I guess difference in this potential scenario is that Lazio will actually have even less rest than us because 1) their CL game is Wednesday while ours is Tuesday, and 2) they also play a Coppa Italia game tomorrow so they won't get a week break either like we do.

I do wonder if we do a few rotations for the Udinese match - Augusto, Cuadrado, Frattesi, Arnautovic. That might be too much rotation as Udinese are very hard to beat. They may be at the bottom of the table, but they don't lose very often - they actually have same number of losses as Roma/Napoli and only one more than Milan with 9 draws from 14 games.

I think Carlos Augusto needs to start at LWB due to physicality Udinese has on that side. Also with Dumfries fitness issues, Cuadrado may get his first start and I don't see Simone playing Cuadrado/Dimarco together as he may feel it leaves defensive holes on both sides plus lack of physicality - especially against probably the most physical team in the league.

I see no reasons why we can't go in with full force in these matches. Our players were well rested during the international break, they were rested vs Benfica. They are having a full week of rest now. They surely can handle a match every 3 days until Christmas. We can also sub out our key players early in the matches when we have a good advantage. 140mins/week (70mins/match) isn't all the much, most players can do full 120mins back-to-back during an international tournament.
 

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I see no reasons why we can't go in with full force in these matches. Our players were well rested during the international break, they were rested vs Benfica. They are having a full week of rest now. They surely can handle a match every 3 days until Christmas. We can also sub out our key players early in the matches when we have a good advantage. 140mins/week (70mins/match) isn't all the much, most players can do full 120mins back-to-back during an international tournament.
Which players were well-rested during international break though? Other than Mkhi, I'm pretty sure each of the starters was on international duty or injured.

We also have an older team than most Serie A teams.

Either way, the only two games we went in with full force (minimal to no squad rotation) when playing every 3 days were the home matches against Bologna and Sassuolo. We got 1 points out of 6 and looked exhausted in the 2nd half in both of those matches.
 

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Pretty sure Juve has a similar record. Such record is what it should to be a Scudetto contender.
The most important thing is that you are consistent in the long run. Slip ups happen every season, no Serie A club won it with a 100% win rate, but as far the team is consistent, this is the way.

Winning against the best opposition is just a cherry on the top, putting our stamp on it. We want to win it.
 
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