Former AC Milan midfielder Massimo Ambrosini believes that Inter do not look to have gotten weaker compared to last season.
Speaking during the Nerazzurri’s season opener while commenting for DAZN, as reported by L’Interista, the Italian gave his view that the adjustments made under new head coach Simone Inzaghi have not been enormous, and that the style of play remains consistent compared to last season under Antonio Conte.
The departure of Conte as manager at the beginning of the summer led many to believe that the Nerazzurri could be in for drastic changes headed into the new season as they look to defend the Scudetto crown achieved under the Italian tactician.
However, in Simone Inzaghi, they have appointed a replacement whose vision is not a dramatic departure from the style implemented by Conte, and even with major losses from the playing squad in the form of Achraf Hakimi and Romelu Lukaku, the replacements brought in give the team continuity.
“The feeling that I have is that they have remained excellent,” Ambrosini said, “Inter are a team that start from the basics, but have already understood what Inzaghi wants.”
He continued, “In how they’ve set up for the match, I don’t consider them that different of a team from the one that won the title last year.”
“They lost 24 goals from Lukaku and seven from Hakimi,” he explained, “but Sensi and Vidal were not a part of them. It is true that [new signing Denzel] Dumfries is not Hakimi, but the Moroccan is not Garrincha.”