Antonio Conte has made Inter a dominant power in Serie A however he’ll must rethink his concepts in Europe, a number one Italian journalist warned in the present day.
Inter went 11 factors clear on the high of the desk final night time after beating Sassuolo 2-1, courtesy of targets in both half from Romelu Lukaku and Lautaro Martinez.
Conte’s facet have now gained 10 league video games on the bounce and appear destined to select up the Scudetto, however their cautious strategy in opposition to the Neroverdi has divided opinion in Italy.
“Conte has accomplished a masterpiece,” Gazzetta dello Sport columnist Luigi Garlando wrote in in the present day’s print version.
“He took over Inter once they had been 22 factors adrift of Juventus (on the finish of the 2018-19 season) and has improved the whole lot: his gamers, the staff’s confidence and their league place.
“However after the Serie A video games final night time we noticed the Champions League quarter-finals and it was a unique world, nearly one other sport.
“Antonio is aware of that too, as a result of he’s had loads of expertise there: in Europe it’s the groups that dominate who win.”
Inter recorded their lowest Serie A possession stats in Opta historical past (since 2004) in opposition to Sassuolo, having fun with simply 30% of the ball at San Siro.
Regardless of this, Conte’s facet have proven an unbelievable prowess going ahead this season and at present boast the league’s joint-best assault with Atalanta (68 targets in 29 video games).
“Conte’s success is a paradox, he has created a contemporary and successful model of ‘Pazza Inter’,” Garlando defined.
“Inter are dominating the league, however they conceded 70% possession at dwelling in opposition to a Sassuolo facet that was decimated by absences.
“However everyone knows that historical past is written by the winners, and even when Conte mentioned ‘I wish to get pleasure from myself’ at the beginning of the season, final night time he mentioned: ‘If you need aesthetic magnificence then go the aesthetics centre.’”
Inter will look to take one other stride in direction of a primary league title since 2010 once they host struggling Cagliari on Sunday afternoon.