Italian Journalist Matteo Marani: “5 Substitutions A Gift To Big Teams Like Inter”

Italian Journalist Matteo Marani: “5 Substitutions A Gift To Big Teams Like Inter”
October 3, 2021 23:30
( )

Italian journalist Matteo Marani believes that Inter and other big teams in Serie A benefit from the rule change allowing coaches to make five substitutions in matches rather than three.

Speaking to Italian broadcaster Sky Sport Italia after the Nerazzurri’s 2-1 comeback win over Sassuolo, Marani suggested that the advantage that teams with larger squads and better options on the bench have was illustrated by the nature of Inter’s win.

The Nerazzurri were not at their best in the first half at the Mapei Stadium, looking to have been outplayed during a difficult first half by a Neroverdi side who looked sharper, more aggressive, and more polished in possession.

However, Inter coach Simone Inzaghi recognized that his team needed something different, and he turned to his bench to make four substitutions early in the second half in the hopes that the players brought on could offer something that wasn’t coming from some of the starters.

In the end, the coach’s gambit paid off as he saw his team take three points from the difficult match, but Marani feels that this is also evidence of a structural advantage that teams like Inter have.

“It is necessary to underline how the Inter substituted played,” he said. “For example, Vidal made a great performance, someone who underwhelmed last year. Today the coaches are required to be able to manage changes. But it is also necessary that those who come on as substitutes come up with the answer the game can change its face.”

He went on, “The five changes, to be brutally frank, are a gift to the big teams: the time of pandemic emergency needs is over, so it is not clear why the five substitutions have been institutionalized.”

By Toni Weeler

Video – Inter Corporate CEO Alessandro Antonello: “The New Stadium Project Will Be Essential”

October 29, 2021 04:30
( )

Inter’s Corporate CEO Alessandro Antonello has explained the importance of the new San Siro project for the future of the club. Speaking as part of…

Video – Lautaro Martinez Sends Message To Inter Fans: “Forza Inter”

October 29, 2021 02:30
( )

Inter striker Lautaro Martinez has filmed a short video of himself addressing the Inter fans having just signed his new contract with the club. The…

Ex-Inter Forward Alessandro Altobelli On Inter’s Scudetto Hopes: “So Far They Are Not On Par With AC Milan & Napoli”

October 29, 2021 00:30
( )

Former Inter striker Alessandro Altobelli has said that Inter are not on the same level as the two teams ahead of them in the table,…

Ex-Inter Defender Lele Adani On Alexis Sanchez Assist vs Empoli: “A Touch Of Absolute Class”

October 28, 2021 23:59
( )

Former Inter defender Lele Adani has praised Alexis Sanchez after his positive performance against Empoli on Wednesday night, according to a report in the Italian…

Two Of Inter’s Chinese Sponsors Cannot Pay The Money They Owe The Nerazzurri, Italian Media Report

October 28, 2021 23:30
( )

Two of Inter’s sponsors from China will not be able to pay their fees to the club in full this year as they are having…

Former Referee Luca Marelli On Empoli Penalty Claim: “The Complaints Are Because Of What Happened In Inter vs Juventus”

October 28, 2021 23:00
( )

Former referee Luca Marelli has played down the seriousness of Empoli’s potential penalty against Inter on Wednesday night in the Serie A match between the…



to our newsletter