Robin Gosens Still Doesn’t Appear To Have Trust Of Inter Coach Simone Inzaghi 8 Months On From Joining, Italian Media Suggest

Robin Gosens Still Doesn’t Appear To Have Trust Of Inter Coach Simone Inzaghi 8 Months On From Joining, Italian Media Suggest
September 21, 2022 13:00
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Wingback Robin Gosens still doesn’t appear to have the full trust of Inter coach Simone Inzaghi eight months on from his January move to the club, and questions are being asked over whether his was the right signing.

This according to today’s print edition of Milan-based newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport, who note that the club made the decision to sign the German over Filip Kostic, and that so far this has not paid off despite the coach’s preference for signing him at the time.

Inter had been looking for a left wingback throughout the January transfer window last season, as they sensed that there was a good chance that contract extension talks with Ivan Perisic would not take off and that they would need a long-term succession plan.

A number of targets were looked at, and then-Eintracht Frankfurt wingback Kostic was a natural candidate, having been linked with the Nerazzurri a number of times in the past and well-suited to the role stylistically.

However, Inter Sporting Director Piero Ausilio sensed that there was an opportunity to sign a top-quality option from within Serie A in the form of Gosens, and talks with Atalanta took off in the final few days of the window.

Inzaghi’s will had been one major factor in Inter’s preference to sign Gosens over Kostic, as he felt that once the German got over the injury he had been dealing with at the time he would be the perfect replacement for Perisic down the left.

So far, however, even when Gosens has been fit he has never been at the level Perisic was at under Inzaghi, nor has he appeared to have the full trust of the coach.

Meanwhile, Kostic stayed at Eintracht for the second half of last season, but then made the switch to Juventus over this summer’s transfer window, and Inter could be questioning whether they should not have moved for the Serb all along.

By Toni Weeler