Italian journalist Luigi Garlando believes that even if Inter do not win the Serie A title this season, coach Simone Inzaghi has already more than met the expectations that we set for him last summer.
Writing in his column in today’s print edition of Milan-based newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport, Garlando argued that the coach has already done what the club set out for him when he was brought in.
Inzaghi was brought in to replace Antonio Conte following the latter’s abrupt departure just days after finishing a Scudetto-winning campaign.
The former Lazio coach had to cope with the sales of Achraf Hakimi and Romelu Lukaku as well as the loss of Christian Eriksen, and the replacement of these key figures within strict budgetary restrictions.
Despite the club having made sacrifices to meet financial objectives last summer, the coach has easily guided them to what looks like a certain Champions League spot in the table as well as returning them to the round of sixteen in Europe’s top competition.
Even if the Nerazzurri falter and do not win either the Scudetto or the Coppa Italia during the decisive final weeks of the season, Garlando believes that Inzaghi’s first season in charge has already been basically a success.
“Inzaghi has exceeded the expectations from the summer, Allegri less so, but the former seems to be under more scrutiny,” he writes.
He goes on that “The stadium will once again be full in its entirety. This is the right arena for the great confrontation. Those who enter must leave any prudence at the door.”