Legendary former Inter goalkeeper Walter Zenga believes that the Nerazzurri made the most of their substitutions in yesterday’s comeback win against Sassuolo.
Speaking to Italian broadcaster Sky Sport Italia after the match, the former keeper gave the view that Inter coach Simone Inzaghi can take credit for having changed the complexion of the match with his second half changes.
Inter had not looked at their best for the first half of the match against the Neroverdi, with Inzaghi’s men fortunate to only trail by one goal going in at the break.
Inzaghi had seen enough by ten minutes into the second half, and he took the dramatic step of making four substitutions at once, in the hopes that his team could show something different.
The manager’s plan worked, as the Inter team seen with the introduction of the new players fared much better than the team that started the match, with Edin Dzeko in particular shining to help his team overhaul the deficit.
Zenga stated that “The first half was not played very well, but Inzaghi’s changes made the difference. When you win, you can calmly analyze things as you see fit, because there is positivity, enthusiasm and tranquility.”
“It’s different when you lose. By improving quality, you reduce the impact of negative things when they happen. Handanovic made an amazing save against Sassuolo 1-0.”
And on young Inter defender Federico Dimarco he stated, “I like him as a person and as a player, nice to see players breaking into the first team from the academy.”