Simone Inzaghi’s Constant Tinkering With Lineup Hasn’t Helped Inter’s Defensive Solidity, Italian Media Suggest

Simone Inzaghi’s Constant Tinkering With Lineup Hasn’t Helped Inter’s Defensive Solidity, Italian Media Suggest
September 21, 2022 15:00
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Inter have not been helped at the back by coach Simone Inzaghi’s insistence on constantly chopping and changing the lineup, in the view of Italian media.

This is the view expressed in today’s print edition of Turin-based newspaper Tuttosport, who note that the coach changed the personnel and positions in the backline three times during the team’s loss to Udinese on Sunday and question whether consistent displays at the back are possible under those conditions.

Inzaghi has six senior players at his disposal who are capable of playing in the back three, and the coach has made no secret of the fact that he wants to use everyone within his squad as much as he can over the course of a long and densely-packed season.

This has meant regularly rotating all over the pitch, including in defense, between matches, and even tinkering with the team within matches, in the form of substitutions.

For Tuttosport, this is not what the team needs right now, and the coach needs to slow down with the constant rotations and changes and get back to forming a more well-defined unit to protect the goalkeeper.

By Toni Weeler