CM: Ze Elias also criticises De Boer.

CM: Ze Elias also criticises De Boer.
November 1, 2016 14:05
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Also ex-Interista Ze Elias choose to criticise De Boer (before him getting sacked), making this day even harder for the Dutchman sacked only hours ago. To Ze Elias says: “I comment on the Sampdoria-Inter game, and I have to say that it hurts seeing Inter playing as bad as they did. There are good players, but it’s a team without organisation and a point of reference. I’m really disappointed with the work of De Boer, against Sampdoria it was a disaster. After the first 15 minutes, Sampdoria could have been in the lead by two goals. I think De Boer should be sacked, what I see is a football played without responsibility. He must understand that he’s in charge of one of the biggest team in the world. The players are there, but if you don’t have a quality coach, who should the players follow? Against Sampdoria he failed to change the game and the tactical moves he made only brought bad effects on the game and on the team.”

About his compatriot Gabigol, who is struggling to make his way, Ze Elias had the following to say: “He doesn’t play because De Boer doesn’t want him to play. Maybe he has to understand the Italian way of playing but if you don’t get called up how can you make yourself fit in? I see him playing in the attack instead of Icardi or together with Maurito. If he gets some continuity without any defensive ┬áduties it’s enough for him. This is the only way we can tell if he deserves to wear a jersey as heavy as Inter’s.”

Many critics mean that Inter is suffering from having a management so far away: “To say that the remoteness of management affects the results is an excuse. Also because there are executives who are at Appiano Gentile. They must help the players. The important thing is not to change everything from one year to another, the core of the team has to remain the same. Then you will be able to build the team around them.”

At the end of the interview, Ze Elias doesn’t rule out a role as a possible future observer: “Thiago Maia Santos is very strong”, recommends Ze Elias, “Same for Walace of Gremio and Rodrigo Caio of San Paolo, a good defender with a good personality. But we should also keep an eye on Gustavo Scarpa of Fluiminense who reminds me of Leonardo. He started as a full-back, then went on to left midfield. I like him a lot and he could do really well in Serie A.”


By Olof Svensson


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