Five Things We Learned From Inter This Week: “Juan Musso Showed What A Great Signing He’d Be”

Five Things We Learned From Inter This Week: “Juan Musso Showed What A Great Signing He’d Be”
January 26, 2021 11:59
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Inter followed on from their outstanding win over Juventus in last week’s Derby D’Italia with a trip to Udinese. Luca Gotti’s side, fresh from battling it out with Atalanta in midweek, did the same at the Dacia Arena.

An inspired performance from Inter linked Juan Musso in the goals for Udinese kept the game at 0-0 until the final whistle.

A frustrating missed opportunity for Inter as Milan were beaten comfortably at home by Atalanta.

Here’s what we learned from this weekend..

1. Lautaro Martinez Needs A Break

Given the lack of quality back up, Lautaro Martinez is all but a shoe in for a starting line up birth at the moment.

However, a spell out the side might help him rediscover his scoring touch.

Since his hat trick against minnows Crotone, the former Racing Club striker has drawn four consecutive blanks and looks seriously devoid of confidence.

A spell out the side where he can come off from the bench would do him the world of good. Perhaps it’s an opportunity against Benevento to throw Andrea Pinamonti or Alexis Sanchez in from the start.

2. Juan Musso Showed Inter What A Great Signing He Could Be

Argentine stopper Juan Musso was in fine form against Inter on Saturday night, proving that he could be a good option to replace the declining Samir Handanovic.

The keeper kept Inter’s attack at bay and perhaps the most impressive part was his ability to command his area and boss his central defenders into organising a strong low block that denied Inter.

Shot stopping, tall commanding presence and a man who isn’t afraid to come off his line, Musso looks a real deal.

A fee less that €20million could be enough to grab him. Hopefully Inter might have that cash in the near future.

3. Federico Dimarco Continues To Sparkle

Hellas Verona loanee Federico Dimarco played another blinder for the Bentegodi outfit in their victory over Napoli.

The side coached by Ivan Juric continue to fly high in Serie A and continued their impressive form against the top sides with a smashing 3-1 win over Genaro Gattuso’s men with Dimarco on the scoresheet again.

Three goals and three assists for the wing back puts him far ahead of Ashley Young and Ivan Perisic numbers wise this term leaving Nerazzuri fans pondering the idea of recalling him.

Sources suggest Inter may struggle to get him back and it also may be beneficial to keep him where he is whilst he is thriving.

Either way, he could be a cheap option to address Inter’s weak left hand side. Even if he just becomes back up to a longer term big investment signing.

4. Loan Move For Esposito Could Prove Damaging

Inter’s teen sensation Sebastiano Esposito swapped Serie B clubs last week as he moved from SPAL to Venezia.

The youngster seemed to be heralded as a player of high potential as he broke into the first team last term and netted his first senior goal at San Siro.

However, it was deemed best to loan out the youngster, which has proven unsuccessful so far.

A patchy spell with SPAL where he managed just one goal over ten appearances was underwhelming leaving him now under pressure to succeed at Venezia.

This season could go down as a failure for the 18 year old as he tries to ply his trade in senior football.

Playing at a side lower down the same league could suit him but unless he gets regular minutes and gets on the scoresheet, it could damage him given the weight of expectation on his shoulders.

Hopefully Venezia becomes a good settling place.

5. Antonio Conte’s Fiery Outburst Could Cause Issues

Antonio Conte doesn’t like losing. No one does but the Lecce born madman really does get himself into some pickles with officials when things don’t go his way.

Referee Fabio Maresca was the man who took the brunt this week as his rather weak officiating was pointed out in no uncertain terms by Conte.

A red card for the Inter boss leaves him suspended and Cristian Stellini in the dugout for the next game at least but the issue lies in what happened in the tunnel after.

A few choice words were allegedly exchanged between the ref and Conte leading to perhaps further punishment for the Inter coach in the coming days.

Inter cannot afford to have their manager acting so obtusely regardless of his frustrations.

If only he could put such fire into sparking creativity out of his side who seemingly struggle to break down low blocks.

With Conte away from the dugout and Inter following up last week’s high water mark with a drab draw, a wounded Milan could be a tough test this coming midweek.

By Jake Smalley
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