All right guys this post was originally posted in the thread 'This is getting ridiculous" and it didn't recieve any attention at all, and when I write novels like the one below I would like some sort of feed back. Now the post below is not meant to be snide but I really think this advice in it might help Inter out. Of course feel free to shoot this down.
I apologize if this is similair to another thread, but I would like to hear your feed back on these statements I have made.Zangari_Italia said:I think perhaps Inter should spend money on defenders but not necessarily on ones who are young and have a long future ahead of them. I am talking about the older defender a player like Falcone, a Tedesco, someone like that, because Inter is completely devoid of old ex Italian International Defenders like the ones Milan and Juve have. I am not saying get these defenders I mentioned are as good as them but they provide experience and leadership as well as consistently good games (not consistently bad games). Get someone in who is 30 or in their 30's, but who still has some things to offer. Don't always go for the next Maldini or the next Nesta to fix your immediate problems but get a couple of those 30ish experienced Serie A defenders. They will help a lot. Their experience and leadership will provide sodility in the back line as well their experience will help develop the young 'next great' defenders Inter has. Their presence will also take the pressure off that defender to immediately produce in the tough Italian game.
As well play slightly less attacking, what I mean is make defending an art. Have most players back when the other team has the ball, win the ball and unleash a powerful counter attack. Protect your older defence with the partnership of C. Zanetti and Cambiasso. Make sure that everyone knows where they are supposed to defend and what there responsibilities are. I am not saying play Catenaccio but I am saying defend as a team. Every player must now where they are supposed to play and what there responsibilities are. So far this season Inter only defends as an individual not as a cohesive whole. Mancini must be the one to do this or he will always be a Zeman- that is a person who can play some orgiastic attacking football and come close to winning but never being good enough. You still will be attack oriented and play a possesion game but you will concede less and be more counter attacking which will leave your opponent with very few people in the back and Inter's forwards and attacking midfield will tear that defence apart.
You also will still have the best attacking left backs and right backs in the world and with a fully inform Coco that will just provide you with another option. And with those two experienced centre backs martialing the back line I envision that your midfield will be your greatest problem. (I also think your midfield is one of the greatest reason for your success in attack and your failure in the back). The players of your midfield must compliment each other not just in attack but as well as in defence. I am not saying get rid of the ones you have but I am saying buy some new ones that will compliment the focal point of your team but also that are able to rely on themselves to get the job done.