Inter coach Simone Inzaghi has not needed to make major changes to get his team firing again mentally, physically, and stylistically.
This according to today’s print edition of Milan-based newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport, who report that the coach has gotten the Nerazzurri back in form by continuing to show faith in his plans and ideas.
The Nerazzurri had dropped off during the matches heading into the last international break, leading to some suggestions that changes would have to be made in order to rescue their season.
However, in the two matches back from the break, the coach has stuck to his guns adamantly, utilizing the same formation and relying on the same key players who he has been all season.
This continued faith has been rewarded, first by a gritty win away to Juventus and then by a more straightforward evening in which his team comfortably saw off Hellas Verona.
The return of Marcelo Brozovic to the team has been key, whilst Nicolo Barella and Hakan Calhanoglu have both played their way back into form, and the likes of Milan Skriniar and Ivan Perisic have continued to have outstanding seasons.
The team look rejuvenated, even at an athletic level, but this is perhaps an illusion of the fact that they are more confident than ever of their tactical approach and in the coach’s preferred 3-5-2 formation.
Inter ran 115.9 km in total in the first half against Fiorentina in their last match at the San Siro before the international break, and they looked completely overrun by an incisive La Viola team.
Against Verona, by contrast, the Nerazzurri looked dominant and in firm control, yet paradoxically they actually ran less than they did against Fiorentina, a total of 114.3 km.
Inter’s performances have shown that they do not need to give anything extra physically or make major tactical alterations, but that the coach’s continued faith in his ideas has pushed them to a new level of maturity and self-assuredness.,