Inter coach Simone Inzaghi made a bold statement by making four changes early in the second half of the Nerazzurri’s Serie A clash with Sassuolo, and his initiative paid off and changed the game.
This according to today’s print edition of Milan-based newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport, who report that the Nerazzurri boss’s changes were the decisive factor in his team managing to take three points from the difficult match.
Inzaghi’s starting eleven had looked to struggle to cope with the match, with summer arrivals Joaquin Correa, Denzel Dumfries, and Hakan Calhanoglu struggling to impact the match with the Nerazzurri going a goal down and looking unlikely to overhaul the deficit.
In the end, the manager decided to bring off the trio in addition to Alessandro Bastoni, a virtually unheard-of decision, but one which the Gazzetta praise as “brave” and ultimately vindicated.
Substitute Edin Dzeko scored the Nerazzurri’s equalizer and won the decisive penalty, while the likes of Federico Dimarco, Matteo Darmian, and Arturo Vidal all impacted the game positively as well.