Anthony takes us through the player ratings for the boys today. Who do you agree and disagree with?
Handanovic – 6.8 – Didn’t put a foot wrong today. Saved the easy ones, made light work of the tricky ones and didn’t need to pull off a worldie once.
Skriniar – 6.6 – Was our worst in the back three and still had a solid outing. Looks slightly confused on that left hand side, but still acres ahead of anyone who would be trying out a new slot this early in the season.
De Vrij – 8.2 – Didn’t see him get beat once, and was so calm and collected on the ball and connecting play. Had a great few disposals before kicking it out to Asamoah or one of the central midfielders to restart play.
Godin – 8.5 – With De Vrij, he was sensational. Doesn’t look anywhere near his age, leads from the back with confidence and was telling more than one Inter shirt where to be and what to do throughout the match. A performance worthy of being labelled a leader. This is why he is here.
Candreva – 5.6 – Hot and cold today. Played well on the right and held the ball up/made something work plenty of times. However a few lapses in concentration made him look his usual suspect self. Did well to milk the De Paul red card, and was fortunate to not be sent off himself. A horrible moment as last man attempted to flick and turn the press.
Asamoah – 7.1 – Solid outing from Asamoah today. Owned the left hand flank, was solid defensively and his experience is really showing with a more flexible tactical system. Used to only deliver cross after cross but takes on the role of a wide playmaker at the moment. Grande!
Sensi – 9.5 – What to say that hasn’t been said from the moment he stepped foot on the training pitch? Stefano Sensi is Inter’s new sung hero. The headed goal despite his height disadvantage was nothing short of spectacular. Stefano is irreplaceable at this point.
Brozovic – 6.4 – Didn’t have a bad match at all but didn’t look his usual free flowing self. However as mentioned before this season, keep in mind Marcelo has had so much to do under Spalletti, that seeing him take on a more reserved role is no doubt in the best interest of both himself and the club. A Midfield three of him, Barella & Sensi is definitely the way to go.
Barella – 6.3 -Despite the yellow card, Nicola played well in a much deeper lying role than he was used to playing for the Azzurri during the break. He adjusted well and as per usual played very effective passes out from the midfield to construct and propel the attack. Replaced at the half for Gagliardini, and his absence was noticed.
Politano – 6.8 – Unlucky not to grab an early goal. Moved off the ball well and his agile like characteristics caused chaos for defenders on and off the ball.
Lukaku – 5.6 – Here’s hoping an invisible game doesn’t shake the big mans confidence. Man marked out of the game effectively by Udinese but Inter at the moment aren’t just relying on their target man for goals. Rom gets a pass, and wasn’t poor today, but needs to get more involved this week.
Lautaro – 6.6 – Grew into the game today and carried men for days once he replaced Romelu. Didn’t really come close to scoring but was effective when running the game down.
Sanchez– 5.8 – Came on much to the delight of the fans both in the stadium and at home and very nearly had the perfect start when a Candreva cross was met with a fantastic save. Just may get the start he is looking for this week against Slavia.
Gagliardini – 5.8 – Came on and was barked at by Godin for the entire first 5 minutes to push up and get involved and stop jogging around like a spectator. Eventually broke into the game with Udinese a man down in midfield and despite getting forward energetically, wasted 3 opportunities to pass the ball on the overlap and missed the target. Low footballing IQ compared to our other 3 central mids.