Inter - Milan 05/02/2023 20:45 CET

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This tactic could work if we had healthy Bennacer and Pobega instead Messias.
 

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We will lose 3:o in the firs t half time and after that Leao will play..........
 

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Wtf we really play with that fucked up formation? What is going on in Pioli’s head?
I'm starting to think maybe there is some truth to the Leao rumours because why else would he be on the bench again. Why choose Origi over Leao, doesn't make any sense.
 

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Ok so what is his justification for dropping Leao. He's frightened of leaving our CBs alone against a front two without a spare man, so that probably made him decide on a back three. He needs a 3 man midfield after seeing how stupidly easy teams are cutting through our midfield duo, especially now without Bennacer. So that means a 3 man midfield and a 3 man backline so only option is a 352 in this train of thought. There's no room for Leao in a 352. Origi (or Rebic) do a LOT more running off the ball than Leao, and since he can't drop Giroud, Leao is getting cut.

The other question mark is Messias. He's worried that Calabria won't give him enough threat and depth on the right, so my guess is he's asking Messias to run into that channel when we're on the break, so Calabria isn't forced to go too far forward leaving space behind, so Theo gives width on the left and Messias on the right.

The marking would be pretty simple and we won't have the usual problem against wingbacks that we suffer from, which is when to decide to hand over from winger to fullback. Theo is always on Darmian, Calabria always on Dimarco. Our back three keeps a man spare on Dzeko and Lautaro so we can always follow them when they drop and not worry about leaving acres of space. In midfield it's 3 on 3 and our two CFs just make sure they can't pass into their midfielders and have to keep pushing the ball wide. This isn't a bad idea in theory, but I still can't wrap my head around if it's worth Leao getting benched.

My hope is that they figured out that Inter massively drop their levels at around the 70th minute, and if we can throw on Leao, CDK, Rebic and a few other runners and go at them in the last portion of the game, maybe we can sneak a win. But in order for that to work we have to not be down a lot; and with the team confidence at an all time low, and with Gabbia and Tata on the pitch, that might be impossible.

It's a huge gamble by Pioli, and one that for sure will alienate almost everyone. I still can't believe he's done it. I really, really, really hope it works out and we win or at least not get embarrassed, because he deserves to stay on and fix this mess until the end of the season at least. But crazy shit like this, if it blows up on us, is going to really accelerate the end for him.
 

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i’m guessing it’ll be 3-4-3 on the pitch with origi and messias on the flanks, whatever it is pioli has lost it
 
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so what are we thinkin, does origi leave the field injured in the 1st half?
 

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Wake up call for Leao hopefully

He's been in awful form considering his abilities
Yeah a wake up call that he shouldn’t renew
 

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Wearing a milan jersey for this.
Lets see if it brings some luck

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i’m guessing it’ll be 3-4-3 on the pitch with origi and messias on the flanks, whatever it is pioli has lost it
In possession, yes, but if we're not playing that off the ball. Messias will for sure drop to midfield and track a midfielder, otherwise it's game over.
 

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No better man suited the the front 2 than CDK. I would’ve liked to see Origi and CDK instead of Giroud who looks v tired and out of form. Good decision to bench leao. He has 0 team spirit and will keep losing ball trying to do it all himself. We need compactness in this game and frustrate inter. That’s what Pioli is going for . Messias will be more free ish role I think and I’m actually ok with it since bennacer ain’t there we have no one to carry ball
 

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No better man suited the the front 2 than CDK. I would’ve liked to see Origi and CDK instead of Giroud who looks v tired and out of form. Good decision to bench leao. He has 0 team spirit and will keep losing ball trying to do it all himself. We need compactness in this game and frustrate inter. That’s what Pioli is going for . Messias will be more free ish role I think and I’m actually ok with it since bennacer ain’t there we have no one to carry ball
Pioli is addicted to Giroud.
 

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Wow! Holly fck! Gabbia, Tata, Calabria and Messias. We won the championship last season and look with what we play today. Makes me wanna vomit
 

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If form is the logic then why is Calabria still starting? He’s looked like an amateur at RB.
No replacement for him. He's not just in bad form, he just sucks.

Ideally Kalulu needs to be moved to RB but with injury on Tomori that's not possible currently
 

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Pioli will officially be ended tonight if he doesn’t at least get a draw with that horrific lineup.

Imagine benching serie a MVP for fucking 2goals per season player and 37 year old tree.
 

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Whatever - it is what is
Whomever on the pitch better play their heart out

Lets gooooooooo
 

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