CdS: Banega has finally hit form

CdS: Banega has finally hit form
March 15, 2017 11:20
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Éver Banega has finally got into his stride, after an inconsistent start to life in Milan. As well as scoring goals and providing assists against Cagliari and Atalanta, his all-round game has improved tremendously.

Tactically speaking, there are very few differences in him compared to the beginning of the season. That is, besides Frank De Boer’s experimental set-up which saw him deployed as a regista once or twice. He has usually played as trequartista in the 4-2-3-1, the system which has brought Inter so much success in these past two matches. Offensively, the team has exploded, scoring 12 goals in 180 minutes of football.

According to Corriere dello Sport, the Argentine is now in much better physical condition. The former Sevilla man seemed to be well off the pace in the early part of the season. Despite impressing against Juventus, Roma and Lazio, his better performances remained isolated cases – until recently that is. He often struggled against lesser teams because they tended man-mark him, but showed the necessary speed and presence of mind to overcome this against Cagliari and Atalanta.

Banega now seems destined to stay at Inter, bearing in mind the club rejected a lucrative proposal from China in January. Since then, he has become a vitally important part of Stefano Pioli’s jigsaw.

Source: Corriere dello Sport

By Jordan Russell