Simone Inzaghi Must Make Changes To Secure Champions League Football As Inter Milan’s Defensive Record Worse Than Lecce’s, Italian Media Argue
Inter head coach Simone Inzaghi must make changes over the second half of the season in order to stop the bleeding in terms of his team’s defensive record.
This is the view in today’s print edition of Milan-based newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport, via FCInterNews, who argue that the coach’s priority must be to tweak the defensive style of play of a team who have conceded more goals in Serie A than newly-promoted Lecce so far.
When Inter are at the races, few could seriously question their ability to defend their goal, particularly at the San Siro.
Clean sheets against the likes of Barcelona and Napoli have been a testament to the Nerazzurri’s defensive prowess when operating at full capacity.
However, over the first half of the season, Inzaghi seems to only have been successful at orchestrating these single-match statement wins, whilst the defense has gotten bent out of shape over longer periods.
In the view of the Gazzetta, the coach cannot allow his team to look like Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde in this fashion, defending effectively as a unit in the biggest occasions but looking like a different team from week to week.
Inzaghi, the newspaper argues, must seriously rethink his approach so that the gaps do no appear in Serie A matches the way they have been.