Frank de Boer and Inter need pragmatism to compete for Champions League spot
ESPN FC’s Gab Marcotti discusses the influence of dutch football in Italy and whether Frank de Boer can work his magic at Inter.
Inter Milan’s defeat against Chievo on Sunday had all the makings of a summer friendly. Having had only one exhibition game against Celtic — the Borussia Monchengladbach tie was called off — to prepare, manager Frank de Boer lined his men up in a 3-5-2 formation, only to be rewarded with a limp, lifeless performance, not to mention an embarrassing 2-0 defeat.
Everything seems to be going wrong at once for the Nerazzurri: the defence was a disaster, the midfield far from a cohesive unit and Mauro…
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