Simone Inzaghi has received significant praise for masterminding Inter Milan’s Derby d’Italia triumph over Juventus yesterday evening.
As L’Interista highlight, the player ratings for the match across Italian media were all extremely positive in assessing the Nerazzurri coach’s tactical display.
Inter didn’t just get a result yesterday evening against Juventus.
The Nerazzurri put in a statement performance in one of their most important matches of the Serie A season by far.
The scoreline may only have been 1-0. But the narrow margin of victory only tells a small part of the story.
Inter put in a fearless performance and created quite a few chances to increase their lead.
And defensively, it was yet another clean sheet as the Nerazzurri managed to keep the Bianconeri at arm’s length for the lion’s share of the encounter.
Simone Inzaghi Lavished Praise For Masterminding Inter Win Vs Juventus
Inzaghi and his Juventus opposite number Max Allegri both have been using 3-5-2 formations this season.
The system has been a hallmark for Inzaghi since he was in charge of Lazio. Meanwhile, Allegri has been a bit more versatile throughout his career, but has stuck with the shape during this spell at Juventus.
And yesterday evening, it was the Inter coach’s rendition of the shape that proved superior.
The Nerazzurri were able to find options on the ball throughout the match.
Inter’s midfield trio rotated well to create overloads, even against the intense pressure applied by the Bianconeri’s central player.
And the wide players also got involved – particularly Federico Dimarco.
Inter were able to use the 26-year-old as an outlet in the final third time and time again, one of the biggest benefits of Inzaghi’s system.
And Inzaghi particularly managed to create numerical overloads by pushing the wide defenders up frequently.
Benjamin Pavard and Alessandro Bastoni both had plenty of license to advance and involve themselves in possession.