Former Inter midfielder Broja Valero believes that Simone Inzaghi can take credit for making the changes that changed the game in Inter’s favour in their win against Sassuolo yesterday.
Speaking to Italian broadcaster DAZN after the match, the 36-year-old highlighted the second-half substitutions as being the key factor which allowed the Nerazzurri to overhaul a one-goal deficit and take all three points.
Inter did not have it all their own way during the first half against Alessio Dionisi’s Neroverdi team, deservedly going into the interval a goal behind after being outplayed for long stretches.
However, Nerazzurri boss Inzaghi took drastic actions by making four substitutions early in the second half, and the team quickly set about reversing the deficit.
Valero thinks that this was the right move, and that the Nerazzurri coach deserves praise for his decision in the situation which fundamentally altered the direction of the match in his sides’ favour.
“The four changes were decisive,” he said. “Inzaghi overturned the game with substitutions, especially Dzeko and Dimarco added something more. This is an important signal for the league.”