Former Torino forward Ciccio Graziani criticised Inter coach Antonio Conte and his choices in yesterday’s derby defeat to rivals AC Milan in an interview with Italian broadcaster Sport Mediaset earlier today.
“Inter have numerical problems, given the absences due to Covid. Yesterday during the match, they disappointed.
“If I could, I would ask Conte, why play Kolarov in that role? Why not play four at the back and maybe insert Ranocchia? Kolarov in that role is very dangerous. Send Godin away and let Kolarov play, why?”
He also complained about the 51-year-old Italian coach’s decisions regarding 28-year-old Danish midfielder Christian Eriksen. The former Tottenham man recently complained about a lack of playing time to the media.
“We need a tactical turn, if you don’t let him play in his role, everything becomes more difficult.”
Eriksen, who is contracted to the Nerazzurri until 2024, has made three appearances so far this season, for a total of 95 minutes. In that time, he has failed to particularly impress and has seemed invisible.
The player struggled to adapt to Conte’s tactical system since his arrival from Spurs in the January transfer window, in a deal worth around €20 million.
The Dane could be sold by the Milanese club in the upcoming January transfer window if he does not manage to turn his form around and impress Conte.