Ex-Inter Striker Christian Vieri: “I’d Have Argued With The Coach & Kicked Up A Fuss If Substituted After Half An Hour Too”

Ex-Inter Striker Christian Vieri: “I’d Have Argued With The Coach & Kicked Up A Fuss If Substituted After Half An Hour Too”
September 20, 2022 15:00
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Legendary former Inter, Lazio, and Atletico Madrid striker Christian Vieri believes that the reaction of defender Alessandro Bastoni to being substituted after just over half an hour was more than understandable.

Speaking on his Twitch channel, as reported by FCInterNews, Vieri admitted that his reaction would have been the same as that of the 23-year-old, criticizing coach Simone Inzaghi for deciding to hook the defender who had been on a yellow card.

Bastoni made no effort to hide his emotions after he had been brought off midway through the first half of Inter’s Serie A loss to Udinese on Sunday, largely a result of having gotten himself booked early on in the match.

The 23-year-old fumed and even kicked the back of the seat in front of him several times after he sat down on the bench before being calmed down by teammate Robin Gosens, and Vieri for his part feels that it was only a natural reaction.

“I wouldn’t want to leave the pitch on half an hour just because I was on a yellow card, it would be weighing on me the rest of the match,” he said. “I’d have argued with the coach and kicked up a real fuss at the training ground.”

By Toni Weeler