Inter’s defence all at sea as Frank de Boer struggles to implement his style

ESPN FC’s Gab Marcotti explains the predicaments Milan and Inter find themselves in at the start of the Serie A season.

New Inter Milan manager Frank de Boer has a long road ahead of him to get his side competitive.
Internazionale lost their Serie A opener 2-0 to a clinical Chievo on Sunday, with the hosts only having to flood the midfield to completely deprive Frank de Boer’s side of any creative verve.
The defence was a particular concern, as it allowed former Milanista Valter Birsa to smash in his first-ever Calcio brace unopposed.
Though it’s early days yet, De Boer has his work cut out for him.
Positives
Despite the defeat, two of last season’s duds turned in some improved performances.
Geoffrey Kondogbia…

The original version of this story which was published by ESPN can be viewed here.

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