The Best & The Worst – Inter’s 2016 In Review

January 6, 2017 18:25
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Inter's Best XI
Inter’s Best XI

Now that 2016 has come to an end, SempreInter.com takes a look back at the past 12 months with a review for the black & blue. Who was the best player? Which match was Inter’s best? What was the most disappointing moment for Inter? Scroll down below. 

Best Player 
Samir Handanovic has consistently been Inter’s best player for quite some time now. He has solidified his rank as one of the best keepers in the world. Handanovic has proven to save almost anything that’s come his way and has saved countless penalties in the past season. He bails out his back-line time and time again. His saves are crucial in each and every Inter match.

Best Manager
Roberto Mancini was able to bring Inter back into European competition by finishing 4th in Serie A last season. The high point of his managerial stint was keeping Inter at the top of the table for the first half of the 2015-16 season, but was unable to maintain the string of 1-0 wins that kept them afloat. He was unable to continue managing Inter due to a contract dispute with the club which led to a termination of his contract two weeks prior to this season where Frank De Boer was named his successor.

Best Moment
The best moment of the season comes down to Perisic’s goal to beat rivals, Juventus 2-1 in Derby D’Italia at San Siro. This goal helped Inter secure back to back wins vs. Juventus. Once again it shows us that despite Inter’s poor run of results, they can match up to the top teams in Serie A. If only they played every game as if it was a Derby match!

Best Game
Coppa Italia Semi-Final 2nd leg vs Juventus. Down on aggregate by three goals, Inter had put out one of the best performances in recent years. Beating Juventus 3-0 at home in front of the San Siro crowd, despite losing 5-3 in penalties. Inter finally showed what they are capable of when they put their heart and soul into a performance.

Biggest Disappointment
Sacking Mancini and appointing De Boer has to be the biggest disappointment of the year. Not only were things starting to go Inter’s way but the timing of it was awful. Two weeks prior to the season, President Erick Thohir sacks Roberto Mancini to bring in Frank De Boer. Not only did all the success of Mancini go out the window, it set up De Boer to fail.By giving him no time to pick his transfers for the summer and a short window to work with the squad Inter suffered immensely.

Best Villain
There are many choices for the title of “Villain” of Inter, but it has to be given to President Erick Thohir. Choosing to sack Mancini two weeks before the season has proven to be the biggest mistake he has made and Inter has suffered. It set the organization back to ground zero by hiring Frank De Boer who had been set up to fail. He did not have prior Serie A experience, he did not speak Italian and complained that the team he was given was not fit enough to go into the season. Had the decision to appoint De Boer come at the end of last season, he would have had enough time to work the transfer market and get his team to be in what he believes is top shape.

By Mario Gagliano
  • Binto Baggio

    Mario, you are amateur, really really amateur, I believe the author is a milan fans since he called our stadium as san siro rather than giuseppe meazza..
    Mario, your article is a disgrace

    • boln

      He is amatuer, not amateur, lol

    • itzmario

      I don’t get paid to write, so yes I’m an amateur who prefers to call it San siro, and I’d like to point out that baggio won the ballon d’or for juve.

    • Forza inter

      the commonly used name for the stadium is “San Siro”. nothing wrong with calling it that. also, Giuseppe Meazza played for Milan and Juventus after 13 years at inter. he’s nothing to be proud of….

  • boln

    Lol, what is amatuer?

    • itzmario

      Exactly.

  • Mamoun

    What a bad article

    • boln

      Lol
      He is like nagatomo in sempreinter. I dont know why nima let him write here

  • ZgNerazzurro

    Nima is that you?Foolish article.

    • itzmario

      dont be hating on nima like that

  • nozanneti

    I’m an amatuer. Bring back Quaresma —– ok mario my dear friend,
    will see what we can do about it ! thank you for the fantastic idea !!

  • Pablo

    How comes that @nozanneti:disqus is still here? Ban him for God’s sake.

    • nozanneti

      ezekieIDIOT will do it hehehe … HE IS INTER !!
      he, you and others like you are just small punks, hehe …
      try to use your brain from time to time, you might notice the difference, but
      I cannot guarantee it for you … hehe…

    • FCINTER

      why would you want to ban someone from this site? He expresses his opinions just like we all do.

      • itzmario

        his poor sense of humor doesn’t count as an opinion, wonder if he realizes he’s the only one laughing at his comments…

        • FCINTER

          So if it were you to decide, you would just ban him for just his poor sense of humor on one article? As far as I am concerned he has been here a long time and commented a lot, so banning him for expressing some humor on several occasions is not feasible.

          • itzmario

            It’s on every single one of my articles, as well as many others.
            I don’t care if he doesn’t agree with what I’m saying, I’m sure not many others do either.
            But when it’s constant attacks for no reason, and just blabbering and name calling, it gets old and it makes our site look bad

  • casperv

    Hmm… Don’t know how to take this “article”… Handa was great last spring, true but has been a shadow of his former self .. besides, writing 3-4 times that “Thohir SACKED” Mancini is pretty annoying! Mancini didn’t want to be part of the project Suning had in mind with focusing on young players in stead of old experienced players and therefor he left…

    • Pablo

      Actually this article is really full of shit, Mancini had only Yaya Toure in his mind (maybe he likes black dicks), that’s why he was sacked. We got Candreva cuz he wanted him instead gettin Bernardeschi or Berardi and now we are stuck with a limited right winger that can only run and cross. He was decent this season, but not good enough.

      • casperv

        Very true, and it also seemed like he wanted more power, like an English Manager with power to buy and sell, but Suning refused by offering him another form of contract…. But true, he wanted Yaya and not Mario – which the last 6 months have proven was maybe the STUPIDEST thing ever!

        • Pablo

          I remberer him talking about English football in every singe press conference, he should go back there, oh wait, nobody wants a shit manager that knows only to spend money.

          • casperv

            I don’t wanna talk shit about Mancini – don’t think he deserves it and he has neve talked shit about Inter either! Actually he has stated many times Inter is the club he supports and of cause Sampdoria

        • nozanneti

          HE WANTED TO ACCUMULATE HIS % PART FROM TOO MANY TRANSFERS HE DID AT INTER, but legally and not HIDING anymore as he did.

          • casperv

            Don’t even know what that or you means

      • Pazza Zanetti

        Well that is bullshit.. Only fools would complain about Mancini! Yes he is not the best but he is one of the best and it was he who started the way back for Inter! He put pressure on the management too get better player!
        And Yaya Toure wasn’t he’s only choice! He gave plenty of choices like Gago, Diarra, Biglia even Casemiro! And what did he get? A last choice Melo… Mancini was the one too get the eays up for Mario, he wanted Banega,Ansaldi, Candreva, Perisic, Murillo,Miranda!
        So where would Inter be if it wasn’t for him?
        And the thing about Berardi and Bernardeschi Last season Bernadeschi had an average season and the season before he bearly made the first team. And as I hope you know Sassoulo refused too sell Berardi too Inter!

        • casperv

          He didn’t want Mario – he called him a copy of Broso

          • Pazza Zanetti

            He wanted Mario and this is what he said.. “Joao Mario is a similar sort of player to Brozovic- a midfielder who can play on the flanks as well.”
            And what did Mancini always say about Brozovic? That he will be one of the best midfielders in the world in the future..

    • itzmario

      realized i left out mario after the picture and article was submitted.

      i appreciate the feedback, whether you guys agree or not.

      i chose the fullbacks for a few reasons. Nagatomo has been consistently good. not great, but not bad. d’ambrosio has been off the charts. i mean that in both good and bad ways. he is either the best or worst player more often than not. but i didnt choose ansaldi because he hasn’t been featured too much in 2016 ( this is of the whole year, not just a few months.) and ansaldi hasn’t taken a spot in the starting 11 from either of them, granted he CAN play both positions well.

      brozovic was a fringe choice, forgot about joao mario and realized too late.

      had mancini still not gotten toure and stayed in charge, i think we would have been better off than we’ve been. let his contract run out then regroup. Thohir was obsessed with De Boer as well, so he looked for any way to get him

      • casperv

        Naga had some fine games last season – true, but if I’m not mistaken Telles actually played more games in the end of the season than Naga on the left, right? And this autumn Santon has played many games in the left – not Naga, with De Boer on the bench…

  • nozanneti

    About the Author:
    I’m an amatuer. Bring back Quaresma …
    ——————————————————
    hahahaha, who gave you the right to write nonsense here ?!?!

    • Graeme

      Lmao

      • nozanneti

        LMAO to mancinIDIOT FAN…. still crying for that monkey ?!
        ahahaha …

    • itzmario

      you really have nothing better to do

      • nozanneti

        I see you have. 😉