Player Ratings – Torino 1 – 0 Inter: Unlucky Inter Unable To Make Chances Pay

Player Ratings – Torino 1 – 0 Inter: Unlucky Inter Unable To Make Chances Pay
April 8, 2018 20:00
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Inter needed a win to go 3rd and put pressure on Roma as the battle for the Champions League places heat up. They threw their weight around but were beaten when they conceded to Torino’s only attack in the first half.

Samir Handanovic – 7: Couldn’t do anything on the goal. Fantastic save when called upon. Didn’t have much saving to do for the rest of the game. Great distribution.

Joao Cancelo – 6.5: Cancelo gave it his all, tried for the entire 90 mins to make something happen. Only complaint was the corners, needs to wary them a little bit.

Milan Skriniar – 6.5: Belotti is one of the most physical strikers around in the league and finally someone who could compete with Skriniar’s physicality. Tired?

Joao Miranda – 6.5: Non-stop battle mode for Miranda today. Didn’t really make any mistakes today. Unlucky not to score, only for a last ditch goal line clearance.

Danilo D’Ambrosio – 5.5: In games like these Inter need some more attacking runs. The team needs more attack minded full backs. His passes were very poor. Too slow.

Roberto Gagliardini – 6.5: Continued his great partnership with Brozovic. Got a lot of things right but he slipped on the very wet pitch which set their counter attack going.

Marcelo Brozovic – 7.5: Inter will miss him against Atalanta. Everything runs through him. Heavily involved in both phases of the game and brought quantity and quality.

Antonio Candreva – 6: Had acres of space on the right to attack and it’s safe to say he didn’t make it count. Shots were always too central and straight att Sirigu. Committed to the cause but confidence is an issue.

Borja Valero – 5: After being spoiled by the quick-thinking, quick passing Rafinha playing behind Icardi, Borja looks much slower. Never got going.

Ivan Perisic – 5: This stadium is where Ivan never has great games. Should have scored after that Sirigu error. But never conjured up anything interesting today.

Mauro Icardi – 5.5: Should have scored but for a absolutely brilliant save. Gave it his all in the attacking phase but was outnumbered 3-to-1 all afternoon. Unlucky.

Rafinha – 6: Brought on to give a spark but played too high up the pitch to make it happen. Hit the post too. Too bad he isnt fit enough to start each game.

Yann Karamoh – 5.5: Played like a rookie today. Tried to cross it in space but was brought on when Spalletti decided to throw the kitchen sink. Couldn’t exploit his abilities.

Andrea Rannochia – N/A: Barely got a touch. Spalletti brought him on to win some headers in the box but never got a decent enough cross to challenge for when he was on the pitch.

Luciano Spalletti – 5: Everyone knows how Torino and Mazzarri play. Needed to change things at half-time but he persisted with the same plan and was punished as a result. Where is Dalbert?

Paolo Tagliavento – 2: Only gets points for waking up and turning up for the game on time. He and his assistants got almost each and every decision wrong today. Big and small.

Inter – 5.5: Typical Inter. When things start to look rosy, the team gets a result like this. Unlucky, yes, but as a team Inter didn’t attack and exploit Torino’s weaknesses no way near as well as they should or could have.

Did Inter deserve the 3 points? Should Borja Valero play deeper? Is it right to bring Karamoh on only when Inter are losing? Where is Dalbert?

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Suneet Bajaj
By Suneet Bajaj