Inter Milan’s coaching staff have earned praise for their role in helping defender Yann Bisseck intergate into a memorable first team run.

Today’s print edition of Milan-based newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport, via FCInterNews, highlight the significance of behind-the-scenes work to the 23-year-old’s “explosion” in form.

The first few months of the season went more or less as expected for Bisseck.

The German arrived as a young, relatively unproven player during the summer.

There had been impressive performances with his Under-21 national team that had convinced Inter. And with Aarhus in Denmark, Bisseck had taken great strides forward.

But adapting to a much stronger league in Serie A was always going to be tough.

So Inter coach Simone Inzaghi did not thrust Bisseck straight into the team.

Apart from a few substitute appearances, the coach trusted the more senior defenders he had at his disposal.

Then there were a few Champions League starts. These showed Bisseck starting to improve in confidence and, crucially, consistency.

But last month, the German took a much bigger step.

Inter Coaching Staff Praised For Role In Yann Bisseck “Explosion”

With the likes of Benjamin Pavard, Stefan de Vrij, and Denzel Dumfries missing through injury, Inzaghi had little choice but to start Bisseck in a run of Serie A fixtures.

This was not without its risks.

The German had to not just show flashes of his quality. He also needed to keep a certain level up over ninety minutes, essentially twice a week.

And that is exactly what Bisseck did.

The 23-year-old was arguably one of Inter’s outstanding performers during a recent run.

The young defender showed a great awareness of what his position demanded of him.

Bisseck stuck to his task defensively. And he also got forward well to help the attack.

From defensive positioning to a comfortable-looking first touch and weight of pass, Bisseck looked more like a player who’s made dozens or even hundreds of Serie A appearances than one who’s made just a handful.

And this comes down to great work in training.

Bisseck may not have been getting many minutes on the pitch during his first few weeks and months at Inter.

But the work he was doing in training prepared the German to slot right in.