Inter head coach Simone Inzaghi must take his share of the blame for the teams numerous ups and downs in form over the course of the first half of the current season.
This is the argument of today’s print edition of Milan-based newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport, via FCInterNews, who note that injury problems and the lack of spending by owners Suning cannot fully account for the tactical inconsistencies shown by the Nerazzurri this campaign.
Inzaghi can point to the fact the striker Romelu Lukaku and Marcelo Brozovic have been absent for a big chunk of this season as one reason that the team can never seem to get into full flight over a sustained period.
Moreover, the coach is operating within the broader constraints of limited spending due to financial problems under owners Suning.
However, Inzaghi has shown just how much he can get out of this team even with all the setbacks that he has to deal with, including in statement wins over Barcelona, Napoli, and AC Milan.
The fact that the team have always seemed to look deflated right after they’ve been at their best has been a problem, however.
When Plan A isn’t working for Inzaghi’s Inter, the coach is reluctant to change things up or doesn’t seem to have thought that far ahead, in the view of the Gazzetta.