Italian journalist Mario Sconcerti believes that Inter head coach Simone Inzaghi took the wrong approach in yesterday evening’s 1-1 draw away to Torino in Serie A.
Speaking to Italian broadcaster TMW Radio, Sconcerti noted that the Nerazzurri coach’s tactics had played a significant role in his team’s subpar performance and dropped points against a formidable Granata side.
Inter will have known the risks playing against Torino, having seen Ivan Juric’s men take points off a number of Serie A’s top sides, and also having had to fight for a narrow 1-0 victory over the same opposition at the San Siro in December.
Without midfielder Marcelo Brozovic it was always going to be tough, and Inzaghi’s setup in the center of the park looked leggy and disorganized against a fervently pressing Torino team.
This seemed to radiate across the Nerazzurri’s team, who especially in the first half struggled with the tempo that the home side were playing at, and enjoyed limited success with a greater reliance on long balls than has become customary this season.
“For the first time, Inter find themselves chasing,” Sconcerti said, “they have lost their brilliance rather than their enthusiasm.”
He added that “Inzaghi has played a role in it. I don’t know how he thinks, but Gagliardini is the only other holding midfielder in the team.”
“It seemed to me like the coach got his tactics wrong in this game,” he added.