Brighton and Hove Albion coach Roberto De Zerbi is a big fan of the way that Inter Milan played against Man City in the Champions League final.
Speaking on Christian Vieri’s Twitch channel, via FCInterNews, the 43-year-old praised the Nerazzurri’s match despite losing.
Current Brighton and former Shakhtar Donetsk, Sassuolo, and Benevento coach De Zerbi has won plenty of plaudits recently.
The Italian has particularly emerged in the attention of the wider football with his work at Brighton.
This has led to De Zerbi being reported as a target for no shortage of big jobs. Inter have been among these.
However, the Nerazzurri are now ready to keep Simone Inzaghi as coach next campaign, whilst De Zerbi looks as though he will remain with the Seagulls.
This does not mean that the Italian coach isn’t paying attention to Inter.
He, like much of the footballing world, had his eyes on the Champions League final.
And De Zerbi admired what he saw from Inzaghi’s team, result aside.
Brighton Coach De Zerbi Praises Inter Tactical Display Vs Man City
De Zerbi praised the way that Simone Inzaghi had his team playing in the final against City.
“I think Inter played perfectly in the defensive phase, and they also attacked,” he said.
“It’s difficult for everyone when you find so few spaces.”
“City already looked tired up against United in the FA Cup final,” the Brighton coach continued.
“Stones usually has been playing in line with Rodri, but not in this match,” De Zerbi observed. “He was higher up the pitch, and Gundogan played in behind Brozovic.”
“Bringing Stones there was precisely to widen the space for Haaland.”
The Brighton coach suggested “De Bruyne played on the left to force Darmian to come out.”
“In my view, the problem was that there wasn’t enough space in which to provide service,” he added.