Inter Milan coach Simone Inzaghi has won plaudits for righting the ship against Lecce right after the disappointment of an early Coppa Italia exit.
L’Interista highlight the positive scores that the 47-year-old received in the player ratings for the match across Italian media.
Inter experienced one of their bigger setbacks of the season on Wednesday.
In the Coppa Italia round of sixteen against Bologna, Inter lost 1-2 in extra time.
The result was bad enough on its own. It means that the Nerazzurri have crashed out of a competition that they had won in each of the past two seasons at the earliest possible opportunity to do so.
Moreover, the fact that the match had gone to extra time was also a tough aspect for the Nerazzurri.
It meant that Inzaghi’s players had thirty more minutes of mental and physical tiredness to deal with.
Inter had seemingly gotten the goal to reach the quarterfinals right at the start of extra time. But then Bologna’s two late goals to win the match arrived as a real psychological gut punch.
Inter Coach Simone Inzaghi Praised For Righting The Ship After Coppa Italia Slip-Up
It would have been easy for Inter to have a Coppa Italia hangover against Lecce yesterday.
The Nerazzurri are just coming to the end of a very busy piece of their fixture list.
But there were few signs of tiredness of malaise from Inzaghi’s players.
On the contrary, Inter played a high-tempo, aggressive style right from the first minute.
There was total defensive attention.
And going forward, Inter created plenty of chances and never looked demoralized, even when Lecce started putting up a wall defensively.
It was a perfect way for Inter to bounce back from their loss to Bologna.
The Nerazzurri may not have the chance to defend their Coppa Italia crown.
But they are still four points clear at the top of the Serie A table.
And a lot of that comes down to the work and mentality of the team’s coach Inzaghi.