Sometimes the “spot the difference” game is more difficult than you might think. That’s not the case. As far as the recent statements of Simone Inzaghi and Maximilian Merry have both been labeled as the fruit of one “chat” – one with The Gazzetta dello Sportthe other with The Corriere della Sera – they have little in common, at least in the tone and basic concept they express. On the one hand the certainty of being able to change gear immediately after the stop, or at least to want to do it with all the strength available, to get back on track and in line with the seasonal objectives. On the other the belief (or something similar) that with current players, by force of circumstances excluding the injured, it is not obvious to be able to give your bestnot even against inferior opponents on the card.
Desire to fight and alibisin short, on the part respectively of Inter And Juve. That’s right, not vice versa as one would expect from a company that has always made “winning is the only thing that matters” its mantra. And the “fault”, if we can say so, belongs to the technician from Livorno, who in his “chat” with Mario Bewilderment practically ditched the bianconeri, speaking openly of a “virtual” team due to the many absences, of players in decline for personal reasons (see Cuadrado) or intended to make reservations (see Locatellibut wasn’t he the future captain?), as well as in general of a squad that “misses passes and makes too many technical mistakes” (see Paredes against Benfica). The personality? That too is missing.
And Inzaghi, returning to the initial confrontation? None of this, because the Nerazzurri coach, in the most difficult moment, did not destroy his team, but rather pushed and spurred it on with the certainty that the last missteps were only accidents, from which to start again to find the right way and get out of difficulties. Inter-Juve 1-0, and the ball in the center. May Allegri learn from his colleague, for the next “chat”.