ONE MONTH OF APPLAUSE
Strama in 30 days has changed Inter and recovered 10 points.
Frequently in disadvantage, the group reacts because has a style of play and an objective.
Appiano Gentile – Ten points recovered in six games and now they are tied for third place. Yes, it is true that Lazio have done a harakiri but this Inter team who was recently very depressed is turning things around and currently is very fired up in the possible of making a great comeback. The numbers to glorify Inter in the first month of Andrea Stramaccioni are many including a point per game average better than that of Antonio Conte. Yet the 36 year-old coach from San Giovanni is not using any magic spells to restore the season for Inter. The turning point, which still has to be completed because the opponents are getting tougher now, instead came due to many factors that are related with one another in a sort of domino effect.
-7 – April 1 Inter 5-4 Genoa: The beginning of Stramaccioni was full of fireworks. Three goals in the first half (a double by Milito and one for Samuel), then three penalties against and another decisive Milito.
-9 – April 7 Cagliari 2-2 Inter: In Trieste, the Strama effect was deflated. The Nerazzurri got behind two times: first Milito and then Cambiasso right after Pinilla’s goal.
-6 – April 11 Inter 2-1 Siena: D’Agostino shut the Meazza up just after a few minutes. With calmness however, the Nerazzurri were able to turn things around. Milito’s brace and a win.
-6 – April 22 Fiorentina 0-0 Inter: After the death of Morosini, everybody returned on the field. In Florence, Julio Cesar saved a penalty taken by Ljajic. Lazio also drew their game so the gap remained unchanged.
-3 – April 25 Udinese 1-3 Inter: On the 33rd matchday, there was another comeback by Inter. Danilo startled, Sneijder (a brace) and Alvarez reversed it. And Lazio lost in Novara.
0 – April 29 Inter 2-1 Cesena: The script did not change: the opponent went ahead with Ceccarelli and then Obi and Zarate gave Inter the win. Reached third spot with Napoli, Udinese and Lazio.
Empowered The mere advent of a coach so young has effectively empowered all. Starting with the old guard. The former Inter coach Claudio Ranieri used to say: “Thi is a distorted season, everything is against us and our opponents score with the first chance they get.” This way of thinking is to defend the group and Ranieri had created a sort of great alibi that were proven to be a boomerang. Playing more proactive If Ranieri was a repairman, Stramaccioni has been an innovator judiciously. Not because he distorted the DNA of the team like it was said about Gasperini. Strama is convinced of his own ideas and has been able to go forward with them by playing the game more proactively. And in this sense, the debut victory against Genoa was a decisive one. Because with those three points, the team could see their common objective again. Under Ranieri, Inter found themselves in limbo without ever risking relegation but not really believing in Europe. Unconsciously they accepted that the season was really “cursed.” Playing well in a few stretches (against Juve for an hour, it was the best Inter of the season), but deflating more often than not. His success also has a lot of help from those who have recovered from injuries like Guarin, Maicon and Sneijder. Especially the Dutch who can make a big difference in those sensitive matches like one in Udine. Ranieri did not have him for a long time. But luck ends up and becomes a merit.
Source: Gazzetta dello Sport