An outrageous call halts a majestic Inter and their winning form. The match was filled with entertainment, a 6 goal thriller, but again, the Serie a lives to its name. A dubious call in the dying minutes of the game gave Fiorentina a point at home. One thing we can say, is that Inter are picking up more and more without Icardi.
Inter were very unlucky not to get full points away from home, and the home side needed a miraculous free-kick and a very shady penalty call to get a point. Inter started the game very bad, where it looked like Handanovic was sleeping at the back, coming out too late and being positioned very bad to allow a tap in within the first minute of the game. Besides that, the new Inter keeper looked very comfortable, where he couldn’t do anything to stop the rocket free-kick by Muriel and the late penalty.
The backline again was improving again, with D’ambrosio cementing his spot at right back, but to be fair, there is barely any competition. Dalbert, put on for his speed, did a sound job at defending at the back, however, offered very little going forward.
Asamoah for me is a player who shows too much experience and composure to be sitting on the bench, and could easily slot into the midfield. Again, although he did an excellent job of finishing a great ball put through to him, Vecino keeps making it onto the team sheet.
Vecino had a better match this week against his former team, not making many mistakes, so I’ll keep the abuse to a minimal. Inter should be on the lookout for wingbacks next window, but looking at the current market and pool of players, there is no player that stands out to me. I feel the level of defenders in the current game are decreasing, where an Andy Robinson is a top 5 left back in the world. No disrespect to him, but it just shows there is quality lacking in the wing back positions.
Inter’s wingers showing great form, with Politano and Perisic both finding the net. Again, it looks like a brand new Inter without Icardi, creating many chances, and playing more free flowing football. Perisic to me is one of the last true wingers in the game, his physic, speed, strength, skill and the ability to use both feet continues to amaze me.
Perisic is a player who is hard to come by, and is picking up the slack left by Icardi’s void. It will be interesting what Inter will do next year, where Perisic is a player who cannot be replicated, especially in today’s market.
Politano showed great pace and skill today, and was able to top it off with a stunning strike. Nainggolan is looking more and more like the player Inter signed from Roma, playing with more confidence each week. A lovely ball over the top where even Vecino could finish it. Inter’s free flowing football also helped by Martinez who suits it perfectly. Martinez needs to improve finishing, but overall suits Inter’s new style of play, where he will only get better with every game.
Overall, Inter were very unlucky with the result, where it was not a true reflection of the game played. Again, former players Benassi and Biraghi showed how bad Inter are at player progression. Biraghi would have fit in nicely at left back, possessing great wing back qualities, where no doubt Inter will probably buy back for 10 times the amount they sold him for, and at the age of when he’s almost finished.
Additionally, Benassi is an ideal holding midfielder, with great vision, passing and creativity. Inter really need to learn from all the wrong dealings and to progress forward, implement buy back options. A positive to come from this is the fact that Inters life without Icardi is looking very bright.