Former Inter Milan defender Daniele Adani feels that current Nerazzurri coach Simone Inzaghi can be too conservative in his approach.
Speaking to Italian broadcaster RAI Sport, via FCInterNews, Adani gave his thoughts on the Nerazzurri’s season so far, and on the tactical approach that coach Inzaghi takes.
So far this season has seemingly seen both the best and the worst of Inzaghi’s Inter.
On the one hand, there have been some excellent performances that have put the team on the right track.
Wins against top opposition like Fiorentina, AC Milan, and Benfica have come as big statements of intent. Clearly, when Inzaghi’s tactics are all on song, Inter are a force to be reckoned with.
But on the other hand, there have been five points dropped in the last three Serie A matches. Inter have lost to Sassuolo and drawn with Bologna.
These have seemingly come as the result of some predictable tactics, and a bit of tiredness.
That was also evident when Inter put in a muddled performance in their Champions League opener away to Real Sociedad. The Nerazzurri escaped from that match with a point, but struggled for much of the match.
Adani: Inzaghi Can Be Too Tactically Conservative
Adani gave the view that “The coach has to have the clarity to make his decisions initially, but also make changes during the match.”
He went on that “Simone Inzaghi is a conservative coach. He doesn’t make mistakes inside his comfort zone, but the game often needs some changes, a little more creativity.”
“At 2-2 he made like-for-like changes in position after position. But that didn’t really change the tactical outcome.”
“He trusts his players a lot, he has a deep squad,” Adani went on of Inzaghi. “But every now and then a little more creativity is needed.”
Adani also said that “In my view Inter have the strongest squad of anyone in Serie A.”
“But then they also have the Champions League unlike Juventus.”
“It’s a problem you always want to have, sure, because you always want to play in the Champions League,” the former defender observed.
“But it can still be a problem.”