Ex-Inter defender Marco Materazzi has raised current Inter coach Simone Inzaghi for the team’s form so far this season as well as his work at Lazio, according to a report in the Italian media.
Whilst speaking to Sport Mediaset, Marco Materazzi was quick to praise the decision that Simone Inzaghi took to step out of his comfort zone at Lazio to go and coach Inter instead at such short notice.
“He’s doing a great job, he’s a coach who has done great things to Lazio and got involved by deciding to leave his comfort zone.”
The ex-Italy defender who was part of the 2006 World Cup winning squad also discussed Inter defender Alessandro Bastoni, showing how much he admires the youngster who has been key to Inter for over a year now.
“My heir? I hope I could have been at his height, he is a great player and he is showing it. He has an incredible personality and feet.”
There was also a mention of the 2002 match between Lazio and Inter that ended 4-2 to Lazio, ending Inter’s title hopes for that season. Simone Inzaghi actually scored against Inter in that game, and Marco Materazzi says that Inter built year on year after that disappointment.
“After that defeat, we started again with momentum and we built something important year after year. That was my first year in the Nerazzurri, then the last one you all know how it ended.”