Player Ratings: Benevento 1-2 Inter, Good start ruined by Nagatomo

October 4, 2017 10:00
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In the first ever Serie A fixture between Benevento and Inter, Marcelo Brozovic scored a brace within the first 15 minutes yet Inter somehow labored in the entire second half to come away with yet another 3 points. The attitude after going 2 goals up will no doubt make Luciano Spalletti angry.

Samir Handanovic – 5.5: Samir didn’t look calm enough today and by his high standards should have saved the goal. But his wingbacks really didn’t make things easy.

Danilo D’Ambrosio – 5: With DD you can be assured of the fact that atleast he will do his defensive bit. Unfortunately today he was poor and didn’t contribute in attack.

Milan Skriniar – 7: Only player that stood between a draw and 3 points, was tested with pace and left alone quite a bit but came out of the game unscathed.

Joao Miranda – 5.5: Didn’t look like an experienced veteran today. Some of it maybe was the pace they attacked at and some of it was the wingback on his side.

Yuto Nagatomo – 4.5: Just watch the replay of the goal we conceded. He left his man alone so many times and that late first half goal was exactly what we didn’t need.

Borja Valero – 5:  There is no doubting that he has a lot of class but his team-mates are on a different planet. Couldn’t make the game tick and didn’t dictate at all.

Matias Vecino – 6: Week in, week out he delivers like a proper box to box midfielder. Too bad everything around him especially going forward is so dour.

Antonio Candreva – 6: It isnt physically possible to repeat his game agaisnt Genoa, but Antonio was much better today in his play. Got an assist but it went downhill.

Marcelo Brozovic – 7.5: Epic first 25 mins. Fantastic move started and ended with that header. Also a great free kick to double the advantage. Not so epic 2nd half. Tired.

Ivan Perisic – 5: Ivan must have got up on the wrong side of the bed today, couldn’t get anything right until the 80th minute. Just that sort of a day.

Mauro Icardi – 5: Spalletti wanted him to be more involved in the play and come deeper. Invisible today and missed 1-2 half chances that we struggle to create.

Joao Mario – 5.5: Joao brought the impact again from the bench, this time on the right wing. Did well defensively and offensively but needs to be more decisive.

Roberto Gagliardini – 6: 15 mins of brute strength, almost perfect tactical play, great tackles and overall calmness. Just what Spalletti needed at that moment. Can he start?

Dalbert – SV: Not much of note but gave away the ball in the 95th minute needlessly. It was him reminding us that he is still raw and inexperienced.

Luciano Spalletti – 5: It was clear that Borja and Vecino needed some help in the 2nd half, waited till 80′. Cant get his attack to gel and click since August 26th.

Daniele Doveri – 6.5: Got most decisions right, but also got in between a lot of passes we made. His bookings were relatively straight forward.

Inter – 5.5: Conceding and showing poor attitude after being 2 up within the first quarter of the game, the mentality and attitude needs to be questioned.

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Suneet Bajaj
By Suneet Bajaj
  • Bellal Amerkhail

    Against Bilan we should play

    Dambrosio and dalbert, the usual miranda and skrinriar
    Vecino and Valero are a safe bet but i wouldnt mind Valero and J Mario with brozo in front

  • casperv

    Miranda was awful in that game and he was to blame for the goal not the full backs because he´s the one controlling the offside trap and he tried to play the striker offside but failed big time and therefor the goal. If we get De Vrij in January he surely will put Miranda on the bench!
    Perisic played his worst game of the season and Candreva seems to be “over the hill” or something. Mario did well when he entered and hopefully we play him and Brozo against Milan!
    Valero is great but needs especially options on the wings to pass to and today they were “out of the game” making his forward passing hard. He in fact only had Brozo in front of him to pass to because the wingers both had off days!

    • El-Capit4no

      For me against Milan I would start with Vecino and Gagliardini with Joao in front of them so we could have hard DM while giving more freedom to Joao to attack, then on second half around 70 mnts I would bring in Valero with fresh legs to unlock Bilan

      • Ray Ha

        How come Gagliardini works well with Kondog? Kondog makes mistake so often. I haven’t see Vecino to make a dangerous mistake yet. Vecino plays simple ball but too safely, nothing creative like Kondog (That’s what I see). Spaletti is a cautious manager, so I don’t think he will switch his winning formation, so it would still be Valero and Vecino in the middle. I feel like Joao Mario will be given chances to start in favor of Brozovic. I like Brozovic (his potential to score and kill early games) to start because Joao Mario plays much better when he comes in the 2nd half…

        • Wynne Putradana

          Me the same, prefer brozo instead joao..

      • casperv

        Well I think Brozo deserves another shot as our attacking mid, and maybe he´s now ready to play at a high level for many games in a low. We very often forget just how young he is – still only 24 years old, so he still has a lot to learn, but maybe he´s ready to explode this season!
        MArio isn’t good enough to find spaces and doesn’t pos a big threat as a attacking mid, which Icardi needs from the man behind him – Brozo does!
        Valero is our regista and has to start and muscle won’t win us the midfield agianst Milan – technic will! Vecino and Valero plus Brozo should start but maybe Mario could start as right winger..

      • Stefano

        To me that’s brozo spot now.
        He won it over, in the field.
        JM has to be ready to play different spots, including Valero position,until he will actually wins over a stable starter position ,in the field, by his performance.
        I am not sure which one is it right now, but I like him more as the central creative midfielder, Valero’ s spot , maybe.
        Because he has quality but as
        an offensive winger he produces too little in terms of goals and assists.