Noted Italian football journalist Matteo Marani has sang the praises of Inter manager Antonio Conte and discussed how he someone who makes the difference between who finishes first and who does not.
Inter only narrowly missed out on the Serie A title last term as they were pipped to the title by arch rivals Juventus by a single point. Inter are currently sitting in second place in Serie A this season, five points adrift of league leaders AC Milan, after 10 games played.
“Conte is a coach who makes the difference between those who can finish first and those who can’t finish first and at this moment he is doing it. This is a question of attitude, and his team shows it,” Marani explained whilst present in the studios of Italian broadcaster Sky Sport Italia, yesterday afternoon.
Marani then went on to question Conte’s decision to move away from the 3-5-2 system that brought Inter great success to a 3-4-1-2 system although the former Juventus and Italian national team boss has since reverted back to the 3-5-2 system and results have also improved.
“I wonder why for a month and a half he tried a different formula than the one that worked. Maybe it was the outcome of the final with Sevilla that pushed him towards this choice.”
Marani then went on to highlight the way Inter player and discussed the importance of Inter central midfielder Roberto Gagliardini.
“Inter are first for possession ball in the opponent’s box, but thy are not so strong defending in open field situations. Inter need balance and a player like Roberto Gagliardini gives you that balance so he is indispensable for him.”