Inter head coach Simone Inzaghi’s future is not considered to be up for debate within the club at the moment, although there is a mood of self-reflection on how the team has arrived in their crisis in form to start the season.
This according to today’s print edition of Rome-based newspaper Corriere dello Sport, who report that the Nerazzurri are not seriously considering sacking the coach, although a lot of thought is going into the fitness issues that have been evident on the pitch, as well as the lack of impact from the summer signings.
Right now the emphasis for the Nerazzurri directors is on stability rather than risking further disrupting the environment by putting the coach’s future up for debate.
On the other hand, the physical difficulties of the players over the first few weeks of the season has been a cause for alarm and there are considerations of how this aspect can be improved.
CEO Beppe Marotta highly esteems the work of conditioning coach Roberto Sassi, who he worked with for a number of years at Juventus, and Sassi could be brought in to supervise athletic training to try and improve the players’ levels.
Meanwhile, there has been a lot of reflection on why the team has felt the negative impact of the departure of Ivan Perisic more than the positive impact of any of the summer arrivals.
Striker Romelu Lukaku began the season in mixed form before picking up an injury from which he’ll return on the other side of the international break, and Kristjan Asllani and Raoul Bellanova have scarcely been used this season.
Henrikh Mkhitaryan has been used in the rotation along with Hakan Calhanoglu and Nicolo Barella, but the 33-year-old’s form has been as mixed as his teammates.
Meanwhile, January arrival Robin Gosens has yet to cement a starting place for himself down the left in a way that would really make up for Perisic’s departure.
Given that the club decided to keep hold of Denzel Dumfries and Milan Skriniar in the summer in order to ensure real competitiveness in the squad, it is considered unacceptable that the team have nevertheless taken a step backwards.
Right now Inzaghi is taking his share of the blame for this but not seen as the main factor within the club, but the fitness issues and the strength in depth of the squad have come under the microscope.