Inter’s Ivan Perisic Winning Over Antonio Conte With Improved Intensity In Training, Italian Media Report
Antonio Conte changed his mind on Ivan Perisic at Inter after the Croatian upped his intensity in training, according to an Italian media report today.
Perisic is enjoying a second wind under Conte after returning from his loan spell at Bayern Munich, having gone from being a winger on the sidelines of the Nerazzurri’s project to their starting left wing-back.
As per Gazzetta dello Sport’s print edition, Perisic has also absorbed all of Conte’s instructions on how to play in his new role as if he were a ‘sponge’.
This has swept away any doubts Conte had, with the former Wolfsburg player having proved he can play at wing-back and do so well.
Perisic has had to make some sacrifices for the team, just like striker Samuel Eto’o did during the 2009-10 season when Jose Mourinho famously asked him to play as a full-back.
The report from the Milan-based news outlet went on to add that Conte would now like something more out of Perisic.
Conte is enthusiastic about what he has seen from Perisic from a defensive point of view and now wants to see the 32-year-old explode in an attacking sense as well.