Legendary former Inter defender Beppe Bergomi believes that there are positive signs that players throughout the Nerazzurri’s squad will be able to make significant contributions to the club’s season.
Speaking to Milan-based newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport in an interview published in yesterday’s print edition, the former defender singled out Arturo Vidal as having performed well when few had expected him to make an impact, and praised the entire squad for their efforts.
The Nerazzurri’s squad is extensive, but it is widely known which players are considered to be major contributors and which are on the fringes of the team with a few players straddling the line between the two.
After a summer in which many expected him to depart from the Giuseppe Meazza, few would have expected Artruo Vidal to be among the most impactful performers for Inter on Saturday, but his arrival from the bench brought both a goal and an assist.
Bergomi sees both his display and those of other squad players as cause for major optimism about the team going into the rest of the season.
“Now we have had a practical test – players who are functional in the project have been brought in,” Bergomi began, “Genoa is not yet a complete team, but in general we have seen a very, very positive Inter.”
On some indiviual performances, he said, “Sensi was important as a second striker in the attacking phases, Dzeko holds up the ball with a different quality compared to Lukaku, and Calhanoglu had less time on the ball than Eriksen did, but wirth a greater dynamism.”
“The three defenders behind and the substitutes also did very well,” he continued, “I haven’t seen the attitude with which Vidal took to the pitch, recovering the ball an intensity that we had almost never seen in the past.”
Bergomi gave the verdict that “He, Vecino, Gagliardini will be decisive this season – Inzaghi needs everyone and, in turn, everyone will be given a chance.”