Simone Inzaghi sat out a touchline ban, so assistant manager Massimiliano Farris explains what Alexis Sanchez brought to the 2-0 win at Empoli and how Inter still need to improve.
The Nerazzurri got back on track at the Stadio Castellani with goals from Danilo D’Ambrosio and Federico Dimarco, while Samuele Ricci was sent off for the hosts after wiping out Nicolò Barella.
“Empoli are a good side, we did well to force them to work harder by passing the ball around quickly,” Farris told Sky Sport Italia.
“D’Ambrosio and Dimarco are added value to this squad and bring more than you’d expect. It’s a pity Lautaro Martinez didn’t score today, but he’s saving his goals for other games. We made a few changes, everyone showed they were ready when called upon, as everyone has to work together as a team.”
There were some tactical adjustments too with Alexis Sanchez rather than Edin Dzeko allowing Inter to play more between the lines this evening.
“It’s true that his characteristics are fairly unique within the team, but Joaquin Correa could do something similar if called upon. Alexis has that creativity, that moment of magic, you just need to see the assist for D’Ambrosio’s goal.”
This boost was needed after the tense and contentious loss to Lazio and draw with Juventus, putting the Nerazzurri right back in the Scudetto race.
“Perhaps at a certain moment the team was excessively enthusiastic and lost its balance,” added Inzaghi’s assistant manager Farris.
“It’s not easy to kill off games, especially against Juve, but there are going to be moments in matches when we need to be clinical. That’s where we have to improve, as for example we missed a penalty against Atalanta and didn’t make the most of our chances with Real Madrid or Juventus.”
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