Yesterday against Bologna we won a lot of balls thanks to our pressing. Especially in the first half. The only moment we lost control over the game was when Theo gifted one of the greatest weapons you can have as a midget against a big one: hope.I wrote a long post and forgot to add the thing that worries some the most
Our pressing efficiency has dropped a lot probably because of fatigue. Just after the lock down we were pressing like crazy not allowing many teams to even come close to Donnarumma. Stealing the ball many times per game and killing it on counters. These things that are missing these past 3-4 weeks.
I know the players played a lot and we lacked many rotation options but just look at what Conte is doing. He is playing the same line-up every fucking game. Just from time to time giving some air to Brozovic or a CB/WB. The rest are all the same. Yet they look much fresher than us. Yesterday they literally did not allow Benevento to come lose to their box because they pressed like crazy all the time. Against Juventus in 3 days you will see the same line up doing the exact same thing. How could they be so much fresher than us after playing the same amount of games (talking about last 2-3 months) and using much less rotation options? Not to mention that we had games in EL when we were literally playing all our subs while they were fighting till the last minute with their starting line-up. In the same time we have times more muscle injuries than them. No idea how this is possible...
Okay but it's not only about minutes played. Being injured doesn't only mean missing minutes on the pitch but also missing minutes in training. It's no coincidence that player coming back from injuries need time to lift their physical level first - their match fitness - no?I am too lazy to search it but I have watched like 12-13 games of Inter this season and I can tell you that Conte is using the same line up every game. Barella, Lukaku, Martinez, Bastoni, Skriniar, Hakimi have been playing all the time for the past 2 months. Just some minor rotations and they look fresh. While we struggle to breathe after the 60th minute
That's what I'm saying all along. We miss 5, 6 or even 7 players for weeks and keep winning games, leading the table. The likes of Inter, Atalanta, Napoli and Juve miss two or three and immediately drop points.Atalanta were missing both their wingbacks and Romero today.
You used the stats to show Kessie has better pass % than Tonali. However you showed us that Tonali also attempts way more progressive hence risky passes which explains perfectly the lower success % of Tonali.Kessie is a defensive midfielder. Thats not what we signed Tonali for. We signed him to compete with Bennacer.
You used the stats to show Kessie has better pass % than Tonali. However you showed us that Tonali also attempts way more progressive hence risky passes which explains perfectly the lower success % of Tonali.
1st reaction: shock.
I was doing the math earlier as well, and its hard to believe we won't pick up at least 30-32 points in the last 18 matches. I was thinking we'd likely win at least 10 games, but I doubt we'll lose 6 times as Lazio did. 4th place is easily within reach.Fun fact:
Lazio 19/20 after 20 matches = 46 points
Milan 20/21 after 20 matches = 46 points
Lazio ended the season in 4th place with 78 points. Their record in the last 18 matches were 10wins, 6L and 2D