Inter head coach Simone Inzaghi showed hesitation and anxiety in yesterday’s 1-1 Serie A draw with Fiorentina, and this was at the heart of the team’s problems, according to Italian media.
Today’s print edition of Milan-based newspaper Libero identify the coach’s sense of fear at the prospect of losing out on the Scudetto as being the underlying issue in not just yesterday’s result but the entire run of bad form the team has been on.
The Nerazzurri have been some way from their best in many of their recent matches, and yet the coach has not done much that has been obvious to try and reverse the trend.
For all that the absence of Marcelo Brozovic in midfield has been blamed for some recent poor results, Libero argue that it is ultimately the coach who has not been responsive enough to the team’s issues or built a versatile or durable unit.
Even during yesterday evening’s match, the coach was slow to take the decision to remove his misfiring strikers and try something different in attack, something which potentially robbed his team of impetus and time in search of a winning goal.
Inzaghi brought the Nerazzurri to the point of being considered favourites to win the Scudetto, but at this stage of the campaign, they’ve relinquished this.
In the view of Libero, the coach seems to be paralyzed in his decision-making by the crisis of form in which the team have found themselves, not able to take charge in the decisive moment.