Inter Coach Simone Inzaghi’s Substitutions Only Hurt His Team In 3-1 Loss To Udinese, Italian Media Argue

Inter Coach Simone Inzaghi’s Substitutions Only Hurt His Team In 3-1 Loss To Udinese, Italian Media Argue
September 19, 2022 19:00
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None of Inter coach Simone Inzaghi’s substitutions in yesterday evening’s 3-1 loss at the hands of Udinese did much to help his team, whilst his second-half changes were borderline disastrous.

This is the view across Italian media, where the coach is heavily criticized in the player ratings for the match, as reported by L’Interista, with the substitutions particularly put under a microscope.

Inzaghi raised eyebrows when he took off Alessandro Bastoni and Henrikh Mkhitaryan off with just over half an hour, although at least the presence of Federico Dimarco and Roberto Gagliardini in their places didn’t really cause the team to look any worse.

However, the replacement of Edin Dzeko with Joaquin Correa deprived the team of their sharpest player in the final third, and then Stefan de Vrij’s introduction in place of Francesco Acerbi led to the backline falling apart and conceding twice to ensure they couldn’t even take a point from the encounter.

The Gazzetta dello Sport and Tuttosport gave Inzaghi a 4.5/10 score, whilst the Correire dello Sport, TuttoMercatoWeb, and L’Interista went even lower to 4/10.

By Toni Weeler