Inter Milan will emphasize greater squad rotation and more of a Plan B in their attempts to regain their momentum in the Serie A title race.
This according to today’s print edition of Milan-based newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport, via FCInterNews.
Inter seem to head into the October international break with a bit of the air having been let out of their tires.
The Nerazzurri had gotten off to a blistering start in their quest to finally win the Serie A title under Simone Inzaghi.
Inter won their first five matches of the campaign. Four-goal margins of victory over Fiorentina and AC Milan emphasized just what the team is capable of.
But then, dropped points in successive matches at the San Siro have introduced major doubt into the Inter atmosphere.
Inter had initially led against both Sassuolo and Bologna. But they contrived to take just one points from both matches.
This is all the worse considering the ominously consistent form of city rivals AC Milan.
The Rossoneri may not have looked at their best every time they’ve played so far this season. But they’ve found a way to grind out three points week in and week out.
This means that despite Inter’s 5-1 demolition of their city rivals in the derby, it is actually Milan who lead them in the standings by two points.
How Inter Milan Plan To Regain Momentum In Serie A Title Charge
According to the Gazzetta, Inter coach Simone Inzaghi isn’t going to make a big speech about the Scudetto right away.
Rather, the coach will wait until key players are back from international duty.
But the coach knows what he intends to work on. There are two main themes, according to the Gazzetta.
One is to be more confident in rotating the squad.
Inzaghi decided to risk playing the same eleven players against Bologna on the weekend as he did in a Champions League win over Benfica during the week.
This proved to be the wrong move. The Nerazzurri started fast against the Rossoblu, but lost steam as the match wore on.
According to the Gazzetta, Inzaghi is ready to start drawing from a pool of around sixteen players as starters. He will make changes every match going forward, putting faith in “co-starters” rather than treating certain players as backups.
And then there is the matter of a Plan B.
It is not likely that Inzaghi will deviate much from his 3-5-2 system.
But within the system, there is still room for tweaks.
It was notable that, against Bologna, the only real idea to shake up the match that Inzaghi had was to switch out the wingbacks.
This did have an effect. But the midfield looked more and more stale as Inter pushed for a goal in the second half.
Therefore, the coach is planning to use the international break to experiment with more potential change-ups for when the usual formula is clearly not doing the trick.