A report from today’s paper edition of the Milano based newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport has highlighted coach Antonio Conte’s philosophy change compared to 12 months ago.
The report details how, a year ago, Inter had only conceded one goal in the first four games of the season.
12 months later, the Milanese club have conceded eight times and have scored 11, averaging almost five goals per game in total.
Conte has changed his philosophy whilst with the Nerazzurri, the report continues, both out of necessity and because of an increased need to impress in Europe.
The 51-year-old Italian coach has changed the formation to a 3-4-1-2, with Nicolo Barella playing behind the attacking duo of Romelu Lukaku and Lautaro Martinez.
He wanted to sign Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante to protect his midfield, but the club failed to acquire the Frenchman and yesterday’s defeat shows more work is needed to strengthen the department. Belgian midfielder Radja Nainggolan has tested negative for Covid-19 now and can return to the squad.