SempreInter.com Player Ratings – Inter 3 – 2 Sampdoria: Great 60 minutes, awful 30

October 25, 2017 12:00
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In what was a great match for a neutral bystander, Inter first produced one of the best halves of football in a long time before deciding to sit back and invite Sampdoria into the game. Who was at fault for the goals?

Samir Handanovic – 5: Didn’t have much to do, but didn’t do that well. Completely at fault for the first goal and partially for the 2nd. Didn’t inspire the usual confidence.

Danilo D’Ambrosio – 5.5: Had a fantastic first half. Always gives his all and covers well in defence. Was nowhere to be found on both goals. His first half is his saving grace.

Milan Skriniar –  7.5: Skriniar can do everything. Score important goals, win tackles and boss almost each and every opponent. Looks like a seasoned professional.

Joao Miranda – 5: Miranda looked very nervous even when we were playing well, takes too many touches on the ball and gives it away in dangerous areas easily.

Yuto Nagatomo – 7: Personally, this was the best Nagatomo performance I have ever seen. He was everywhere on the left wing and for once got his positioning right.

Roberto Gagliardini – 7: Tiredness was his only weakpoint. As long as Vecino was besides him Gagliardini looked unbeatable. His positioning and tackling were fantastic.

Matias Vecino – 6.5: I have no clue why he was taken off. All that is needed to be said is that he reminds me of a certain bald Argentinian midfielder. Box to box.

Antonio Candreva – 7.5: Where has this Candreva been? The derby has awoken this player and he has broken his shackles. Too bad he cant do this for the entire game.

Borja Valero – 6: 1st half he combined well with everyone but didn’t look like he will score. When tired he is asked to play deeper but struggles until the end.

Ivan Perisic – 7.5: Ivan gave every ounce of energy he had tonight. Superb in defence and unlucky to hit the post and crossbar tonight. Thank you Mourinho.

Mauro Icardi – 8: Another game, another night where Maurito makes goal scoring look very easy. Wasn’t involved in the game a lot but in the box he is perfection.

Joao Mario – 5.5: Looked tired, slow and bereft of ideas. His introduction actually made us play worse. Messed up an easy counter attack. No confidence at all.

Davide Santon – SV: Can be partially blamed for the 2nd goal but he’s coming back from a long layoff. Didn’t have much to do after that.

Eder – SV: Took a booking for the team as usual in his few minutes, but ran the entire time to help close their midfield.

Luciano Spalletti – 6.5: Understandably, we were tired towards the end but Luciano took too long to make the changes. Before that we produced some great football.

Marco Guida – 7.5: Cant remember anything major that Guida got wrong. Had complete control of the game and all bookings were justified.

Inter – 6.5: Best 45′ in a long time. We were unplayable after the slow start till halftime. After the 3rd goal we sat back and let a comfortable win almost slip away.

Did Nagatomo deserve more? Is Borja irreplaceable? Is there anything Skriniar can’t do? Who do you think was Inter’s Man of The Match?

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Suneet Bajaj
By Suneet Bajaj
  • Stefano

    Gaglia was solid defensively ,yes, but a 7 after he missed like 4 passes out of 5 seems a bit high.
    Nagatomo performance was way superior,in my view.
    And so was Valero’s ,until the last 20 minutes

  • La Selecta

    J Mario couldn’t finish but to be fair the one counter attack was messed up by Icardi’s shitty pass. The substitutions happened way too late. Thank God we don’t play again until Monday. These boys need some rest!