Sometimes, it is better to be lucky than good. That was how Inter got the 1-0 lead in the first half. We were poor overall especially in the offensive end. Can’t create. Can’t pass. Can’t put together anything. It was like our strategy was give the ball to Cassano (or Sneijder) and hope for the best.
Thank goodness for FantAntonio Cassano. What a player. His finish for the 2-0 was like from a cold blooded killer. Some of the credits also go to Gargano for making the decisive pass.
Here is Inter’s away record after five away games: FIVE WINS, 12 GOALS SCORED, ZERO CONCEDED. Why play at the San Siro…
Chievo Verona: 54 Sorrentino; 2 Dainelli, 6 M.Rigoni, 12 Cesar, 16 L.Rigoni, 17 Di Michele, 20 Sardo, 21 Frey, 25 Vacek, 31 Pellissier, 56 Hatemaj.
Subs: 1 Puggioni, 5 Guana, 8 Cruzado, 9 Moscardelli, 11 Samassa, 14 Cofie, 23 Viotti, 26 Farkas, 33 Papp, 39 Stoian, 77 Thereau, 99 Drame.
Coach: Domenico Di Carlo.
Inter: 1 Handanovic; 4 Zanetti, 10 Sneijder, 14 Guarin, 19 Cambiasso, 22 Milito, 23 Ranocchia, 25 Samuel, 31 Pereira, 40 Juan Jesus, 55 Nagatomo.
Subs: 12 Castellazzi, 27 Belec, 6 Silvestre, 7 Coutinho, 11 Alvarez, 16 Mudingayi, 20 Obi, 21 Gargano, 26 Chivu, 42 Jonathan, 88 Livaja, 99 Cassano.
Coach: Andrea Stramaccioni.
Referee: Sebastiano Peruzzo.
Prediction: Chievo 0-0 Inter
It seems like Andrea Stramaccioni is still in the period of trying to find out what is best for this club. With several new players that came in the summer, the Roman coach is still looking for the club’s identity. According to the Gazzetta dello Sport, Inter are set to go back to the controversial three-man defense already today against Chievo.
With the return of Chivu, we should see the Romanian together with Juan Jesus and Ranocchia in front of Handanovic. While in the midfield, Inter should have three midfielders in Zanetti, Cambiasso and Guarin with Nagatomo and Pereira on the right and left. Up front, Cassano is expected to be rested by Stramaccioni which only leaves Sneijder behind Diego Milito.
Source: Gazzetta dello Sport