Italian Media Highlight How Simone Inzaghi Has Tightened Up Inter Milan’s Previously Leaky Defense In Big Matches In 2023
Inter head coach Simone Inzaghi looks to have addressed the team’s biggest weakness in big matches from the first part of the campaign, by significantly tightening up the defense.
This is highlighted in today’s print edition of Turin-based newspaper Tuttosport, via FCInterNews, who note how the coach has made a few tweaks especially with personnel to get his team in the habit of keeping clean sheets against their toughest rivals.
Over the first part of the Serie A campaign, Inter suffered losses to all of Lazio, AC Milan, Roma, and Juventus, obviously not keeping a clean sheet in any of them.
The sense was that the balance was not right, with the team not looking compact on the pitch and particularly vulnerable in the spaces between the wide midfielders, the wingbacks, and the wide centre-backs.
However, the coach looks to have addressed this, with the addition of Matteo Darmian looking to have been a key factor.
Since the turn of the new year, Inter have beaten all of Napoli, Atalanta, and AC Milan on two occasions, and in all four matches, they kept these opponents off of the scoresheet.