Inter have benefited significantly from the work of set piece coach Ferruccio Cerasaro this season, with the team having become very strong at scoring from dead ball situations.
This according to today’s print edition of Milan-based newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport, who highlight the world of Cerasaro since arriving as a part of head coach Simone Inzaghi’s staff in the summer.
Cerasaro had had an early career as a footballer before a knee injury forced him to retire, and in 2012 he earned his coaching certification.
The 45-year-old worked with Simone Inzaghi in both the Primavera side and the senior team at Lazio, and has become one of the coach’s main collaborators.
Cerasaro works not only with set pieces but on aerial situations generally, and has helped Inter grow into one of Europe’s dominant teams in the air.
Aside from the seven goals scored from corners this season so far, the most in Serie A, the Nerazzuri have found the back of the net a total of twelve times from high crosses.
This is the most headed goals of any team in the top European leagues this season, ahead of the likes of Paris Saint-Germain, Koln, and Freiburg, and also makes up fully a quarter of the Nerazzurri’s 48 goals so far this campaign.
Cerasaro is one more example of how the detail-oriented approach that Inzaghi has brought in from Lazio is reaping significant results on the pitch at Inter.
Inzaghi has delegated an important area of the team’s game to a trusted assistant and seen the team thrive under the set piece coach’s guidance.