Spalletti Testing Candreva As A Trequartista With Joao Cancelo On The Wing

January 3, 2018 05:30
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Inter must get back on track after the two consecutive defeats and the draw against Lazio. The Nerazzurri need to return to their impressive performances from a few weeks ago, but something needs to be changed.

The shock could come from a tactical point of view. Spalletti so far has considered his 3 attackers as immovable, Icardi in the centre with Perisic on the left and Candreva wide right, however now things could change.

According to reports on Sky Sports, Spalletti is thinking of deploying Candreva just behind Icardi in the position as a playmaker, promoting Joao Cancelo to the right wing position. This is a solution that the former Roma coach is thinking of adopting and has been testing in training.

However, this option will only be possible when Danilo D’Ambrosio returns from injury, as Spalletti does not want to sacrifice either Cancelo or the Italian full-back, therefore it is not likely to occur in the next challenge with Fiorentina, but after the winter break.

Rahul Sharma
By Rahul Sharma
  • Winternazionale

    Agree to put Candreva in the middle and put JMario in right winger pos.

  • INTer

    not going to work. just change the formation to 442 and wait for reinforcement( true trequartista).

    • ezekiel

      he was a cm/am before playing on the wing.. i think it would be worth trying to move him back to his old position.. temporary solution until we get a new AM..

  • Asyrof Syarif

    as long as he doesn’t always curls when he shot.

    • ezekiel

      actually he have great long shot..

  • nozanneti

    now we should have crossings from all over the place/pitch, not only from wing position ??
    heheh … can he defend successfully, because that part of that role is a must in midfield ??
    hey, what is some strange guy benassi playing in fiorentina ?

    • ezekiel

      he was a cm before..

      • nozanneti

        why did they move him to the flank?

        • ezekiel

          because they thought he had speed that suit for winger. it’s been a long time since he play in this position. but i think it’s worth trying, because we don’t have many option for CAM. if it work, we would become more unpredictable than just give the ball to candreva on the wing and waiting for his cross that rarely reach icardi because our opponent have read it like a book. and even if it reach icardi, icardi being wasteful in the last 3 games, especially against bbilan and udinese. we really need a new striker to give us more alternative too. different type of player, not just a poacher..

          • nozanneti

            that player in croatia we call “hidden centerforward”, icardi the one closest to the goal and that other one behind him… is it eder ?

          • ezekiel

            eder is more like 2nd striker.. and he’s been off form this season.. we need new striker who have quality to chalenge icardi or at least can give different playing style.. so we would not too depending on icardi on scoring goal.

      • nozanneti

        not to be misunderstood; I WISH HE SUCCEED !
        if he does, inter do !

  • grilliant

    Cancelo is better as RB, just play Mario on the right wing

  • hj

    You know guys Inter invested a lot in J.Mario, i think around 40m if i’m not mistaken. He is a player that has won a couple of trophies with his previous club and at his national team. And more importantly that he is a young player. 24y old. I admit that he needs to improve his ability to nail his spot in the first team. But as we can see that he’s working hard for team and he never shows any attitude like Brozo or Ballo that disrupt the harmony in team. Give him time and chances. if Spalletti can do his magic with Rano, Yuto, D’Ambro and Santon. I believe he can help Joao Mario. At this very age, he prefer needs support and confidence from around him especially the fans like us. Not always some bad criticism whenever he makes a few mistake/some average perfomance. As long as we can take CL spot this season and all players do their parts, we should be happy.

    • Chino_Recoba

      I don’t think he could play as amc right now, instead as box-to-box or deep playmaker probably. He was looked good as we played against chievo with Brozo & Borja on his side.

      • hj

        agree with you mate. i think he played well againts chievo but as i notice too that he really likes to go forward to contribute in attacking plays. playing as your suggestion position needs him to bury his desire to be a great CAM/trequarista not to mention that he must learn more how to do defensive skills that needed in those position. Let’s see in the future how things will turn out.

  • Aeinter

    Something that should have been tried a long time ago , could have solved countless problems COUNTLESS , his effectiveness hogging the sideline , someone who knows how to shoot outside the 18 yard box ( accurately i mean cross of persic 😀 ) and someone who would help icardi upfront or at least eder too anyone but brozo and moaro

  • Nidal Safarini

    Yes Candreva has good shooting ability, but the fact he needs more than one touch to creat chances would make him dispossesed easy, would rather put Eder in that position.

    • hj

      Eder as Trequarista?

      • Aeinter

        why not , what good came out of mario and brozovic , borja only played a couple of games upfront and created more chances then them combined and at least makes the effort to defend too

      • Nidal Safarini

        As a second striker, would be more like 4-4-2

        • hj

          442 is a formation that exploit the attack with wingers and fullback (correct me if i was wrong). Its same philosophy that Inter are using now. And we will need two good box to box midfielders (i only recognize Vecino in our team as we have right now). Eder doesnt have the creativity needed on the position as trequarista. Not only that, passing skills, vision of play, create chances, scoring ability. Eder is a good n experience forward with great work rate and he is a team player. He is more suited if deployed as a forward or an inside winger.