Italian journalist Mario Sconcerti has suggested that both Inter and Simone Inzaghi evolved together during the win against FC Sheriff in the Champions League on Tuesday night, according to a report in the Italian media.
Whilst writing for Corriere della Sera, Mario Sconcerti highlighted the fact that Simone Inzaghi decided to use Federico Dimarco as part of the back three rather than as a wing back.
“Inzaghi has changed his classic game setting. He is the proof of the desire to get used to Inter that Inzaghi is taking, who until today has been reluctant to change anything profound about his team.
This was a move that has been talked about for a while but the coach has not either had the bravery or the desire to do it before.
Mario Sconcerti compared the move to the role that Gian Piero Gasperini’s defenders often play for Atalanta, where they have a license to roam forward and join attacks.
“Dimarco played a very free role, as if he were in a Gasperini team, as Pioli often tries now with Calabria. It was a very important addition because Dimarco has physique, enthusiasm and good feet.”
Inter were desperate to win the match at San Siro against FC Sheriff because they had only taken one point so far from the opening two games of the group stage.