Inter Milan coach Simone Inzaghi has enjoyed something of a “magic touch” in terms of getting the best out of his strikers.
This is the view in today’s print edition of Rome-based newspaper Corriere dello Sport, via FCInterNews.
At the start of this season, Inter’s two main strikers have been in blazing form.
Nerazzurri captain Lautaro Martinez has found the back a whopping twelve times already.
And Marcus Thuram has managed five goals. But beyond that, the Frenchman has also bagged five assists.
Both of Martinez and Thuram have looked like players in the perfect system.
The pair play as a very fluid tandem, with both having the ability to interchange position, drop deep, and then pick their spots to attack the penalty area and opposition defensive line.
The coaching aspect has certainly been key in this respect.
Inzaghi has always made clear how much he works on specific coordinated movements in attack.
And this has allowed both of Martinez and Thuram to maximize their talents in front of goal.
Inter Coach Inzaghi Proves To Have “Magic Touch” With Strikers
Martinez is emblematic of how Inzaghi works with strikers.
The Argentine doesn’t necessarily have the characteristics of an out-and-out number nine.
Martinez’s relative lack of speed and explosiveness means that he is not necessarily the most dynamic threat in behind.
But what Martinez does have is a keen sense of space, timing, and reading attacking situations.
And Inzaghi has made the most out of that. The coach has also maximized Martinez’s technical finishing ability and tireless work ethic in the final third.
Similarly, Inzaghi has made Thuram look like a natural centre-forward. Despite the fact that the Frenchman hadn’t always played in that position for much of his career.
At Lazio, Inzaghi proved that he can get the best out of a natural striker like Ciro Immobile.
But at Inter, the coach has shown that there’s a lot more in his attacking repertoire.