Inter Coach Simone Inzaghi Must Nullify Napoli Striker Victor Osimhen, Italian Media Suggest
Inter coach Simone Inzaghi must target Napoli striker Victor Osimhen in order to secure a victory in the Serie A clash at the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza tomorrow.
As reported in today’s newspaper edition of La Gazzetta dello Sport, the former Lazio coach is focusing on a plan to deal with Osimhen, who represents the biggest danger in Luciano Spalletti’s team.
With Inter looking to play on the front foot, the defence will be required to closely mark Osimhen to avoid him ghosting into space and the newspaper suggests ensuring the backline remains as close to halfway as possible.
Following this, Alessandro Bastoni or Andrea Ranocchia will be instructed to remain tight to the Nigeria international and track his runs, whilst two midfielders will be expected to drop in and block him off.
Alternatively, Inter will look to push Osimhen out to the wing and keep a midfielder tracking him from there, limiting his impact and denying him space to break into or fire shots from in a central area.
However, the Nerazzurri must not only pay attention to Osimhen and Napoli offer much wider threats, including central midfielder Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa, and Inzaghi will instruct his team to press the Fulham loanee and deny him space.
Meanwhile, centre-back Kalidou Koulibaly returns from suspension and the onus will be on Edin Dzeko, Lautaro Martinez, or Joaquin Correa to pressure him and drag him out of position.