Player Ratings: Inter 1 – 3 Roma

February 27, 2017 09:30
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Outclassed tonight. Read below to find out who didnt deserve to start and what needs to improve.

Handanovic 5.5 – Tough game for him, whatever shots came through were quality, had no chance on the 1st goal. Got beaten by the penalty easily but the game was lost already

Murillo 5.5 – Battled hard without his usual commander alongside, but the first 15 mins had to be better from Jeison. Cant fault him for any goals, gave everything tonight

Medel 5 – Tried his best to win a losing aerial battle against Dzeko,looked rattled and never his calm old self. His stature didn’t help in that penalty decision too

D’Ambrosio 5.5 – Lots of fouls and hard tackles today, he managed to keep Salah quiet most of the time. Made 1 or 2 mistakes but in general kept everthing in check on his side

Candreva 4.5 – Cant pass, cant cross, cant shoot properly. He got one good cross in that Rudiger headed out. Then took a shot instead of passing and that’s about it. Dissapointment

Gagliardini 5.5 – Not his finest night. Cant blame him for the goals as he stood no chance but lost battles and Radja made it count. He will learn a lot from this display though.

Kondogbia 5.5 – He tried and gave it his all, lost a couple of balls as his team mates didn’t give him an option. Moved the ball better than most tonight. 90 min fitness still lacking

Perisic 5 – When on song amongst the best but when played this deep he loses his edge. Good coverage defensively and an assist but he has set higher standards.

Joao Mario 5 – 80 It was difficult for him to do anything note worthy. He was closed down well by Roma’s midfield. When he cant transition he loses his most dangerous weapon

Brozovic 4.5 – I have no clue why he started after his injury. Didn’t understand his role never got in any threatening positions. Didn’t even do much in winning the ball back.

Icardi 6 – Played like a true Capitano. That first half chance was missed due to his lack of match practice. Never stopped running and his determination got us that goal.

Eder 5 – For once he didn’t bring the impact he usually does. He should have won a penalty, yes, but he should be scoring it before that. Missed another one at the end

Gabriel Barbosa 5 -9 touches in his 15 mins or so. Didn’t notice him at all with the ball. Off the ball he ran a lot but with no meaningful contribution. Not much to write home about

Banega SV – No time to do anything, he would have been a better starting option than Brozovic but that’s easier to say in hindsight. Lets hope he gets more minutes.

Pioli 4.5 – Wrong set up. 2 players didn’t deserve to start this game. The team looked like deer in headlights at the start. Pre-match press conference didn’t help.

Tagliavento 3 – Laughable calls on our penalty appeals. Non-existent yellow cards. His attitude and demeanor shows he doesn’t like us. Lets not even talk about the penalty

Inter 4.5 – Wrong attitude. Too much respect given to Roma. We didn’t work as a team until it was too late in the game. Another direct clash lost, surely down to mentality.

Let us know in the comments if you agree or disagree.

Suneet Bajaj
By Suneet Bajaj
  • Aditya Nimbalkar

    Don’t worry fellas soon we shall be the Inter of old.

  • INTERisLife

    Candreva is So much shit he holds the fucking ball to long instead of crossing when he does cRoss it hiT’s the first fucking deffender every So often he gets it right but to much he has wasted good position brozovic shouldnt have started if he wearing protective gear it means not a hundred percent pioli made a terrible choice in formation if u dont have enough cb to play 3 at the back should have played 4-2-3-1 kdog was shit he n brozo kept trying 1-2 instead of passing all in all this lose was pioli fault Miranda shouldn’t have played least game it was a stupid selfish decision…….Lets get back to winning ways next week were still 6 points out n all the teams between us n 3rd to play FORSAKE INTER

    • Majid Rostampur

      he is absurdly lazy….. specially when he has no full back behind him

  • INTERisLife

    So what did inter do to the referees in series a foul before second goal on galairdini foul on him in the box eder foot was nearly kicked off n nothing Jesus fucking Christ I know we played shit but if where already behind with the refs we ain’t winning ahit

  • Amin Sadrnejad

    I hope that Pioli learns his lesson: 3 man defense is shit and Brozo is not a starter level player.

    • Majid Rostampur

      he must learn to not testing new structure in front of a strong team

      brozo is a good midfilder

      • Amin Sadrnejad

        Good in losing the ball

    • bajaninter

      Well I for one hope he continues to. With this formation we concede less and until we have proper fullbacks we should continue to use it. And yes we aren’t that bad in attack, we just need to take or chances.

      • Amin Sadrnejad

        Come on bro! Playing 4231 we were just dominant in every single game. But now we can’t even score against Bologna in 80 mins!!!

        • bajaninter

          Dominant! Against lesser teams that created plenty scoring opportunities and we were lucky at times not to concede. And I will continue to say this unless we get fullbacks we shouldn’t play 4 at the back. Bologna always gives us trouble but we created chances. Both Perisic and Candreva need to step up their game and contribute especially the latter.

          • Amin Sadrnejad

            Playing with 3 d against those smaller teams, we couldn’t even make a scoring chance!

            Besides, Viola and Lazio aren’t small.

    • Alex

      I agree with Amin. 3-4-2-1 experiment clearly failed us. We should go back to our good old 4-2-3-1… what happened to that. We won almost all games with that.

  • Alban Lafon

    Wrong mercato as always.
    Ansaldi was bought for 3-5 millions plus a player like Laxalt who played 25 games for Genoa this year and a lot of teams are after him. He could perfectly fit as a left-side midfielder at our current 3421 formation.
    Although I think that Ansaldi last year was one of the 3 most prolific side-back in Serie A. But why not investing in some other young player, we already had so called experienced Nagatomo, Santon, D’ambrosio.
    I just dont get it. Then they give wages to players like Ranochia Andreolli, Sainsbury, but they don’t get a chance of playing even if Miranda and Medel are not fit, Inter uses D’ambrosio or Ansaldi as a center-back instead.
    Why do we have to keep Andreolli, Ranochia, Sainsbury, Santon and Nagatomo in the team. They never play, and when they play they do it really really wrong. WHYYYYYY?

    Juventus are and were always a really problematic team with referees and federation, but they just don’t make this kind of mistakes.

    I see these players, including Palacio, Biabiany, Melo(was), gnoukouri(was) as a total garbage.

    Palacio, Biabiany, Melo, Gnoukouri, Nagatomo, Santon, Andreolli, Ranocchia, Sainsbury, Carrizo, Berni, will never get better, they will just take the money from the team budget, and get older every day in the bench, nothing else.

    In the summer, we don’t need revolution, we already have 16 out of 24 team members ready and talented. We just need to sell those unneeded players mentioned above, get 4 young players and 4 world class players and confirm the coach immediately after this season is over, to prepare better.

    4 young players can be anybody who is talented and italian.
    4 world class players that we need are: Sanchez, Bernardeschi, Ricardo Rodriguez and Manolas.
    This would cost around 150 millions, but we can sell Jovetic and Banega.

    • Stefano

      Sorry but Laxalt is nobody,nothing.
      not at the level of Inter hopes next season at least.
      He is not that good in Genoa either,and he will never,ever play for a serious team period.

  • kuda

    Pretty spot on grading.

  • LE

    I think we are clearly on the right path. But Roma is a better team than us at the moment.

    Manolas, rudiger , fazio, de rossi, naingolan, dzeko is a hell of a backbone.

    We need to win games now, but dont forget that Napoli have Juve in coppa italia, roma in next round of serie A and then they play Real in CL..

    We can still do this. And like i said, Roma and Juve is not the teams to beat.. Its Napoli, Atalanta and Lazio..

    Forza Inter!!

    • Stefano

      I agree.
      I say it now after a loss:
      It’s not all negative,particularly with Suning behind.
      For example we have a young midfield which is not bad .
      Not bad at all.
      We don’t need a complete revolution next season,which would be impossible financially and we would find ourselves with a completely new team.
      We need:
      1) Stability and continuity.
      and ,of course..
      3 or 4 really good players in the key spots.
      Like a real left back, a tough center back..Naingollan and Alexis Sanchez.
      ..and we go for scudetto next year,just with those 4.
      That’s it..

  • M.Cassar ©

    Roma are simply a well drilled team, their players knew exactly what they wanted to do before the ball arrived. Unlike Inter players who seemed to hold on to the ball too long allowing for the Roma defense to position itself. Inter lacked speed in midfield and attack, especially in the first half.

  • Naves

    -Roma played on weekday against a strong opposition.
    -naingolan started that match too and still dominated the midfield in two matches. Inter still lacks midfield controller and gagliardini is still too young for that role.
    -Ucl is a distant dream now and I hope we dont qualify for EL to play against unknown teams and prepare better for Serie A like we ironically did against Roma.

    • casperv

      Hmm I´m pretty sure Naing was rested in stead of Peredes and Dzeko didn’t play either… but Roma simply are better than us this year…

      • bajaninter

        Ok ok we played a crappie game well most of it anyway. But I have to say we scored a goal from teamwork. Roma didn’t! They won from individual brilliance. I’m not saying they didn’t play well because they did and for most of the game out played us but still they weren’t threatening or goal. As bad as we played we had as many half chances as they did. We aren’t a team who has been playing together for a long time and with Pioli, but we can be soooo much better in the near future.

        • casperv

          True we are not far from Juve, Roma or Napoli – with 3-4 new quality players we will reache their level for sure!

          • bajaninter

            Imo we don’t need 3-4 quality players although we should get them. We lack experience as a team now being built. I saw it with juve and yesterday the difference between us and the teams above us ( not 4 and 5). They have that extra bit of know how that we have yet to gain. But our squad is at the level of the top 3 but not in play.

          • casperv

            The experience and quality of the team will improve with the arrival of 4-5 quality players this summer. There’s no doubt we need a left full back, a right full back, a quality center defender and a right sided attacker seeing Candreva has been on a downer for some time now. Even a number ten player maker behind Icardi to control the attacking game, would be great to have. Napoli have Hamsik, Roma Naingolan but haven’t got anyone (Mario is more a central midfielder and Banega acts too slow on the pitch)- and James could be a great buy! Finally we need a “vice-Icardi” seeing we haven’t got anyone to play on top I case he gets injured (Eder, Palacio and even Gabi are not on his level). When it comes to Perisic he always turns into an “above average “player when we play the strongest teams like Napoli, Juve or Roma which says a lot about him not really being a world class player (like Sanchez is or Bernardescchi has the potential to being).

        • Naves

          Spot on! Roma deserved to win but not with 3 goals margin but with something closer and hard fought win. Also people forget that Pioli is only here for couple of matches and beside losing against big teams he did incredibly well and deserve another chance.

          • bajaninter

            Glad to see some of us understand and not just get mad as soon as we lose. Also some totally forgot about the games won under Pool in just a short period of time.

        • Alex

          I strongly disagree with you. Just look how the ball got to Naingollan on the first goal. We still lack fluidity and team structure.