Former Inter striker Christian Vieri believes that Inter are playing a more open style of football under Simone Inzaghi compared to his predecessor Antonio Conte.
Speaking on his Twitch stream as reported by FCInterNews, the former striker gave the view that Conte’s tenure in charge of the Nerazzurri instilled discipline and a strong mindset while former Lazio boss Inzaghi has reshaped the team into a freer attacking unit since his arrival in the summer.
Conte’s Nerazzurri team were not only a defensive side, with plenty of goals and entertaining football being played under the former Juventus, Italy, and Chelsea boss on the way to a Europa League final and the first Scudetto won by the club in eleven years during his two years in charge.
However, at times it did seem that the priority was defensive solidity and a determined mindset, while the most notable quality of Inzaghi’s edition of the team appears to be their prolific goal scoring and expansive attacking play early in the season.
“What I like about Inter is the freedom that Inzaghi gives to some players like Skriniar and Brozovic,” Vieri opined. “There is no need to belittle what Conte did which gave the players the mentality of the great team, but now I see more freedom.”
He went on, “The aspect I like is that they always try to be offensive and play with freedom while maintaining the solidity acquired under Conte. I see Skriniar who makes runs forward and gets into the box, without problems. And then there’s Lautaro – If he reaches thirty goals it will be difficult to hold him back.”