Former Rossoneri coach Arrigo Sacchi feels that Inter Milan have a more individualistic style of play, and AC Milan are more of a team.

The former coach gave his views on the derby rivals’ contrasting styles in a column published in yesterday’s print edition of Milan-based newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport, via FCInterNews.

At the start of the season, Inter and Milan have been the two outstanding teams in Serie A.

The Nerazzurri and the Rossoneri have been the only two teams to have won three matches out of three.

Both teams on either side of the derby divide have scored eight goals in that period. Inter’s Lautaro Martinez leads the way in the scoring charts with a whopping goals. And Milan striker Olivier Giroud is just behind the Argentine with four.

Moreover, both Inter and Milan can boast outstanding defensive records.

The Nerazzurri have yet to concede a single goal so far this season. And the Rossoneri have allowed just two.

But in the view of former Milan coach Sacchi, the two teams have arrived at their perfect records in very different ways.

Sacchi: Inter More Individualistic, AC Milan More Of A Team

Sacchi writes that “Milan have convinced me over the first three matches. They’ve won three, including two away from home.”

Of his former team, Sacchi suggests that “They’ve shown some new ideas. And crucially, they’ve focused on playing their own style.”

“They haven’t dwelled on useless tactics, but they’ve always put their fut on the gas to try and dominate the pitch.”

Sacchi artgues that “There are still some aspects to improve upon.”

“Milan need to be compacts aggressive if they’re to cause Inter problems.

“It’s a question of having the entire team move in a compact and organized way,” Sacchi explained. “Eleven men moving in a proactive way, with and without the ball.”

“That has to be the goal for Pioli. Otherwise when Inter get players forward and if the Milan forwards don’t track back, there can be serious problems.”

“Because the Nerazzurri know how to be ruthless,” Sacchi writes.

“They have the experience, the physical quality, the energy.”

“And their strength is their defensive solidity,” Sacchi notes.

“So far this season they haven’t conceded yet. They deserve no small amount of credit for that.”

“The whole team has to be very organized, there has to be good communication between the players in different positions,” Sacchi writes of Inter’s strong defensive start.

“We must admit that Inter focus on counterattacking,” he notes.

“From what we’ve seen at the start of the season, Inter’s focus is on the top-quality players available to Inzaghi.”

“Lautaro, of course is excellent. And then Thuram as well, who’d adapted perfectly to his new surroundings.”

“And then Milan by contrast focus on their team style of play,” he writes. “They try to get to the goal through collective moves.”

“So in that respect, the derby will be a clash between two styles.”