A report in the Italian media suggests that Inter Milan coach Simone Inzaghi should have rested four of his stars against Sassuolo.
After five flawless rounds, the Nerazzurri sustained their maiden defeat of the Serie A season.
The Beneamata took the lead at the end of the first half with an unexpected left-foot strike from Denzel Dumfries.
However, the Emilian club completed a shocking comeback courtesy of Nedim Bajrami and Domenico Berardi. They held to their lead and won 2-1 much to the dismay of the San Siro crowd.
According to Il Corriere dello Sport via FcInterNews, Inzaghi should have placed four of his players on the bench, as they seemed to be lacking energy.
The first is Alessandro Bastoni who started at the back alongside Francesco Acerbi and Matteo Darmian. He eventually left his place on the pitch in the 68th minute to Stefan de Vrij.
A Report Believes Inter Milan Coach Simone Inzaghi Should Have Dropped Four Starters From His Formation Vs Sassuolo
The source also argues that Carlos Augusto should have started from the get-go on the left flank, giving Domenico Dimarco a breather.
The same goes for Henrikh Mkhitaryan and club captain Lautaro Martinez, as the source claims. The Inter captain and the Armenian midfielder have thus far started in every match throughout all competitions.
As the Roman newspaper explains, Davide Frattesi and Augusto combined to create a chance to equalize straight after their introduction, but the former Sassuolo man wasted it.
However, the source argues that those players could have made the difference had they started the match instead of their exhausted teammates.