Inter Milan coach Simone Inzaghi is under fire for some of his squad rotation and tactics against Real Sociedad.

As L’Interista notes, the scores for the 47-year-old were very middling in the player ratings for the match across Italian media.

Inter didn’t strictly need a result in Tuesday evening’s match against La Real.

The Nerazzurri had already qualified for the knockout rounds, with a couple matches to spare. As had their opponents on the night.

But it was still important to try and win a match that had essentially been a straight playoff for top spot in the group.

And in this respect, Italian media considered Inzaghi’s approach to be somewhat muddled.

Simone Inzaghi Criticized For Approach Vs Real Sociedad

Inzaghi clearly showed that he found the match against La Real to be important by picking a number of regular first-choice starters.

Among these were Hakan Calhanoglu, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Matteo Darmian, Federico Dimarco, and Marcus Thuram.

But on the other hand, the coach left out all of Lautaro Martinez, Nicolo Barella, and Alessandro Bastoni.

Clearly Inzaghi hoped that the team would be good enough to get the job done, but also aimed to give some key starters a rest.

In the end it was neither one thing nor the others.

The players who came in like Alexis Sanchez and Davide Frattesi didn’t really reach the level of the usual starters, and the team’s quality and coherency suffered.

And then there is the question of Inzaghi’s tactical approach.

The Nerazzurri coach clearly wanted to avoid the pitfalls of the first meeting with La Real.

Inter defended deeper. There was more caution in buildup to avoid the ferocious La Real press.

This did its job, as the Nerazzurri did not get overrun as in the previous meeting.

But it was also not enough to really control the match.

Inzaghi seemed to have avoided the toughest problems. But he didn’t really solve La Real on a tactical level.