Not the most convincing win but a win nonetheless to start off our 2017. Inter struggled at the start and were lucky not to go into HT at least a couple of goals behind. But then we raised our game to claim important 3 points.
Handanovic – 6.5: Poor start, but then made some brilliant saves off shots and deflections in the first half. Had virtually nothing to do till 91′ in the 2nd.
D’Ambrosio – 5.5: Out of position in the 1st half all the time because he ventured ahead, stayed back in the 2nd and you could see the imbalance was gone.
Murillo – 6: Shockingly slow and lethargic in the first half, but then had a fantastic 2nd half like his team-mates. Raised his game a massive amount.
Miranda – 6: Battled all afternoon :with Zapata. Never say die attitude and calm even when his defensive colleagues were in mental and tactical chaos.
Ansaldi – 5.5: Had a decent start defensively but then slowly got worse and then poor. Struggled against De Paul and never linked up going forward.
Kondogbia – 6.5: Continued his good form and was good when he kept things simple. Made a few mistakes but that can be attributed to a little rustiness.
Brozovic – 6 Not the usual Brozo we have seen after his resurgence this season. He tried transitioning the game, but was closed down well by Udinese.
Candreva – 5: He couldn’t do anything right today. I don’t remember him beating a player or getting a dangerous cross in or helping out defensively.
Banega – 5: His touch eluded him all day. He tried to come deep, tried to link up with Icardi. Missed a sitter at the start of the 2nd and lost confidence.
Perisic – 7: Mercurial. Poor first half, but when given a chance he converts professionally. Has this great knack of scoring goals towards the end of halves!
Icardi – 6: Leader, hard worker. Creating a goal out of nothing pass in the injury time in the first half started the come back. Complete box player!
Joao Mario – 6.5: Immediately made an impact when he came on. Udinese couldn’t cope with him and wingers started linking with him. Should have scored!
Eder – SV : Ran for the 10 minutes he was on. His pace created problems for the tired Udine defence. Won the free kick for that 2nd goal by Perisic
Andreolli – SV: Came on to clear some high balls into the box that were being played into a box. 2 touches of the ball only in what was a time wasting sub.
Stefano Pioli – 7: Five game winning streak, 1 goal conceded in the last 4 league games. Both subs combined to get that crucial winning goal. Great day for Stefano
Daniele Doveri – 5.5: Doveri was strictly average today, gave away some very soft free kicks to both sides that werent fouls. Disagree with all the yellow cards too.
Inter 6.5 Lots to improve on, could’ve easily been 3-0 down at HT. Instead a moment of luck and then a brilliant comeback to keep the streak going!
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