Former AC Milan and Lazio defender Massimo Oddo believes that Inter coach Simone Inzaghi has already put his stamp on the team tactically speaking.
Speaking to Milan-based newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport, Oddo gave the view that the Nerazzurri have already adopted the style of play favoured by the former Lazio boss.
Inzaghi has only had a few months to work at Inter still, having taken over from Antonio Conte at the beginning of the summer.
However, the 45-year-old already has the team in very good form, and the stylistic difference compared to last season is also quite perceptible.
The former Biancocelesti coach has had a very clear influence in making the team more proactive and emphasizing ball possession as a means to control matches, both for restricting the capacity of the opposition to create chances as well as for creating chances of their own.
Oddo contrasted the Nerazzurri’s season to Milan’s, stating that “Two months ago I would have said that Milan would have been favourites for their consistency and the proven work of their coach.”
“But today I see that Inter have quickly assimilated Inzaghi’s ideas,” he went on. “The Nerazzurri have players with more international experience, Milan is made up of many young and very young players.”