Former AC Milan midfielder Massimo Ambrosini believes that Inter head coach Simone Inzaghi has been rewarded for the faith that he’s shown in his key players.
Speaking to Italian broadcaster DAZN, the former midfielder noted that the Nerazzurri boss has shown a pattern of remaining confident in players even through periods of bad form, and has always been vindicated in this.
Inzaghi has never really appeared to lose his trust in either Lautaro Martinez or Edin Dzeko as his strikers, even while the former in particular saw his form in front of goal collapse.
This led many to question whether the coach had been making the right decision by holding off on making changes in attack to favour players in better form.
However, the duo showed exactly why the coach sees them as the right partnership to lead the attack with their five goals to rout Salernitana at the San Siro on Friday evening, and as Ambrosini pointed out, this is not the first time the coach has been in this situation.
“At the start of the season I talked about the top-quality players, and how they may sometimes drop off,” he said.
He went on that “Inzaghi – in giving the team continuity – has always made the right choices, like when he trusted Calhanoglu in the first derby of the season, and from there on the player started playing at his best, the same with continuing to trust Lautaro even when in bad form.”
“Or in putting his trust in Dzeko at the centre of the attack,” he added. “Inter had clearly dropped off in form, but the quality of their play, even if not as exciting as it had been, has always been there to be honest.”