Former AC Milan coach Arrigo Sacchi has reiterated his criticism of Inter Milan’s style of play under Simone Inzaghi.
Speaking in an interview published in today’s print edition of Milan-based newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport, via FCInterNews, the former Rossoneri coach gave the view that the Nerazzurri should show more “courage” on the pitch.
The last few days have seen some debate around Inter’s style of play under Inzaghi.
In truth, the “controversy” around the Nerazzurri’s attacking style goes back further than that.
Legendary former AC Milan and Italy coach Arrigo Sacchi has been a persistent criticism of Inzaghi’s tactics.
The former Rossoneri coach has hardly denied that Inter have enjoyed under Inzaghi. And he has given some measure of credit for good performances from the team.
But Sacchi has generally repeated the same refrain.
The former coach believes that Inter do not play a proactive enough pressing or possession game. And, he has contended, this means the Nerazzurri are too reliant on individual quality to decide matches.
Furthermore, Sacchi has argued, this aspect has kept Inter from reaching the level of truly elite European teams.
Sacchi Doubles Down On Crticism Of Simone Inzaghi & Inter
“Simone focuses a lot on the quality of the players and on managing the group,” Sacchi suggested of the current Inter coach.
“He’s a very good tactician and is proving that at Inter,” he continued. “As he had already done with Lazio.”
“The style of play that Inter use is, in my view, not at the highest level, however.”
Sacchi argued that “I’d like to see an Inter who attack continuously, really try and get at their opponents. They have the technical and athletic quality to be able to do so.”
The coach intimated that he wants more “courage” from Inter.
The former Milan coach admitted that “Simone is achieving great things. That’s plain for anyone to see.”
“Let’s put it this way,” he went on. “Inzaghi would be perfect if he were more of a strategist than a tactician.”
“The fact is that, if you have players who are individualistic at your disposal, you can’t focus on playing a collective game.”
“And it becomes a philosophical question,” he suggested.
“To play modern football, you need modern players, who play for the team, all the time and all over the pitch.”