Italian journalist Matteo Marani believes that Inter midfielder Marcelo Brozovic has modified his game since Simone Inzaghi took over as Nerazzurri manager.
Speaking to Italian broadcaster Sky Sport Italia, the journalist spoke about the stylistic difference in how the Croat plays under Inzaghi compared to under his predecessor Antonio Conte.
Brozovic was one of the key men in Conte’s midfield as the Nerazzurri won their first Scudetto in eleven years last season, and he has remained a virtually guaranteed starter under Inzaghi and a point of continuity from last season after a summer of upheaval among the playing and coaching staff.
However, the 28-year-old has not played in exactly the same way this season as he had under Conte, according the Marani.
He highlights how the former Lazio boss Inzaghi has given a slightly different role to Brozovic and how this has added new elements to his game.
“Inter have certainly lost since the sales this summer, but they have also gained,” he said. “This Inter has maintained the best aspects of Conte’s management, in fact yesterday they were very ‘Contian’ for a long time, but in addition there is an evolution brought about by Inzaghi, which I summarize in how Brozovic is playing, for example.”
“This Inter does not only play on long balls, but also manages to develop the buildup and play out more in midfield,” he explained.