This is by far the worst game by Guarin that I have seen. The guy couldn’t do anything right. Made horrendous decisions throughout all game long and his passes never found their target. Everyone was bad and average with the exception of Palacio, Pereira and Gargano.
Overall bad performance by the team and we have two weeks to swallow this one. Hopefully we can come up with something.
Inter: 12 Castellazzi; 4 Zanetti, 6 Silvestre, 23 Ranocchia, 55 Nagatomo; 14 Guarin, 21 Gargano, 31 Pereira; 10 Sneijder, 99 Cassano; 22 Milito.
Subs: 27 Belec, 32 Cincilla, 7 Coutinho, 8 Palacio, 19 Cambiasso, 25 Samuel, 40 Juan Jesus, 41 Duncan, 42 Jonathan, 88 Livaja.
Coach: Andrea Stramaccioni.
Roma: 24 Stekelenburg; 23 Piris, 29 Burdisso, 5 Castan, 42 Balzaretti; 77 Tachtsidis, 16 De Rossi, 48 Florenzi; 22 Destro, 9 Osvaldo, 10 Totti.
Subs: 1 Lobont, 55 Svedkauskas, 3 Marquinhos, 7 Marquinho, 8 Lamela, 11 Taddei, 15 Pjanic, 17 Lopez, 26 Tallo, 46 Romagnoli.
Coach: Znedek Zeman.
Referee: Mauro Bergonzi
Prediction: Inter 2-1 Roma
The first true test for Andrea Stramaccioni and the boys is tomorrow night against Roma at the Giuseppe Meazza. Inter are coming from a big 3-0 win at Pescara and the Nerazzurri with a convincing fashion while for Zeman’s Roma, it was just a disappointing 2-2 draw at the Olympic stadium against Catania.
But let’s go back to Inter and their goalkeeping situation. Samir Handanovic was not called up and he has not trained in group ever since his knee surgery a few weeks back. Therefore, Luca Castellazzi is expected to start. The real chest piece of Andrea Stramaccioni is Alvaro Pereira who could already make his Inter debut on Sunday night. “Pereira is fine, he trained with us during the week and he is ready,” said the Inter coach. The Uruguayan and Nagatomo will be battling out for that starting position on the left side with Zanetti on the opposite wing. Yesterday, Strama used the Japanese as left back but Pereira could be used in the midfield immediately at the start or during the game to give Cambiasso a breather (has played all 90 minutes in five matches so far). The one certain is Ranocchia, with Silvestre as favorite over Samuel for the other starting center back position.
There is one doubt in the attack however. Will Strama choose Palacio or Cassano? Yesterday, next to Milito was the Bari born player (Cassano) but Strama did not need to test the duo of Milito and Palacio for their understanding with one another. We are leaning towards Cassano because Palacio played for all 90 minutes on Thursday while Cassano was sacrificed after the red of Castellazzi.
Source: Gazzetta dello Sport