INTER, HERE COME THE SALUTE OF MAICON AND EURO PALACIO
The Brazilian hugs his teammates: on the way out?
The Argentinian scores two goals, Sneijder also shines.
Locarno They are the fantastic three: Palacio, Sneijder and Coutinho. But there is a fourth, and let’s talk about him. His name is Maicon Douglas and when he left the game 20 minutes after the break, he saluted the fans in the stands and he did so with affection and emotion. He also gave a big hug to Jonathan, to Stramaccioni a high-five. It is unclear whether that was them saying goodbye or ready to start a new chapter. As of today, the situation of Maicon is on standby (Mourinho has always been his goal), but there are those hypotheses of a permanent stay. On the UEFA player list, he is there. So again, it remains to be seen if the scene yesterday was of joy or it was a “thank you everybody, I salute you all.”
Dynamic trio In all of this, the last game before Vaslui went well: there was rhythm, there was speed. Palacio started as the first striker (or the vice Milito) which would become a real solution if the Pazzini-Cassano exchange goes ahead. There is no doubt that El Trenza is doing very well. Stramaccioni took some notes just like Mourinho and in that notebook it said Palacio got two goals and an assist. With him, there were both Sneijder and Coutinho. The discussion is really simple: when these three have in hand an arsenal, well, everything is looser, more effective, especially more dangerous. It is clear that Palacio, Coutinho, and Sneijder could (and should) play behind Milito but it is equally clear that right now Strama prefers a midfield of three and that formation (with three players behind a striker) should be set aside for now. So now what? It is unclear that Strama will do but this is clear: Sneijder is first class, Coutinho is in form and has characters, Palacio decides games. The decision will come in the next few days before the game on Thursday.
Castellazzi, and bravo Mudingayi Another indication came from the goalkeeper position: all 90 minutes for Castellazzi. The coach has decided to focus on experience. Vid Belec did not see the field against Bizertin and so everything suggests that in Romania, the starter will be Castellazzi. Let’s talk midfield. Cambiasso did well for his goal, precision, and the ability to manage traffic. But Mudingayi did very well. The former Bologna player is playing for the opportunity of a lifetime and every time he sees the field, well, he impresses. He is tough, knows how to recover a lot of balls, provides support to the team. In short, he is an acquisition that the team can rely on. Zanetti did not run too much but in Romania, it will be a different story. While Silvestre is improving in the back.
To be completed At the end of the game, Strama said that by the 26, someone will come and this team is on its way to completion. Perfect sentence that tells the intensity that is going on at Inter for the last days of the transfer market. The priorities are a left back, a midfield, and a vice Milito. But the idea of Cassano remains: very difficult, very complicated, but it is there. But the question is about Maicon: does he stay or leave?
Source: Gazzetta dello Sport