Inter have looked to play a different brand of football under head coach Simone Inzaghi than they had been doing in the previous couple seasons.
This according to today’s print edition of Rome-based newspaper Corriere dello Sport who explain how the former Lazio manager has emphasized more possession sequences and a more open style of football with a re-tooled squad.
Last season Inter were heavily reliant on the contributions of Romelu Lukaku in attack, with the Belgian leading the team in both goals and assists and acting as an out-ball when the team won possession and someone who could quickly create goal-scoring situation or find the back of the net.
This campaign the Nerazzurri without Lukaku and have found a new point of reference in attack with Edin Dzeko, while Inzaghi has brought the playing style that he implemented at Lazio to the club.
As with the Biancocelesti under Inzaghi’s watch, Inter still play with a three-man defense, but they are now more concerned with building vertical, passing-based attacks and less so with being a purely counterattacking unit.