Italian Media Highlight How “Lethal” Inter Have Been From Corner Kicks

Italian Media Highlight How “Lethal” Inter Have Been From Corner Kicks
November 23, 2021 13:30
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Ivan Perisic’s header from a corner against Napoli on Sunday was only the latest occasion in which Inter found the back of the net from a corner this season.

The Nerazzurri’s proficiency from corners is highlighted in today’s print edition of Milan-based newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport, who note that they have scored a “lethal” six goals via this route so far this season.

The Nerazzurri have made themselves a major threat whenever they are awarded a corner kick, with the six occasions in which they have scored from corners across seventeen matches in all competitions showing that they regularly make use of them to good effect.

This haul is a significant contributor to the team’s overall total of 38 goals scored for the season so far.

The Gazzetta points out that, apart from the team’s organization while attacking set pieces, the major factors here are the quality of the deliveries from Hakan Calhanoglu and Federico Dimarco, and the size in the team.

Players like Edin Dzeko, Milan Skriniar, and Stefan de Vrij are among the major aerial threats in the team, but even players like Arturo Vidal and Matias Vecino can operate well attacking high crosses.

This intimidating approach to taking corners has been something that the Nerazzurri have profited from greatly so far, and even players who are less traditional aerial threats such as Perisic have gotten in on the act.

By Toni Weeler