Inter’s bravery and efficiency
The Coppa Italia final against Fiorentina on the morning of May 25 is considered an important test of Inter’s fire before the final big match of the season in Istanbul after 3 weeks. That’s right. After only 3 minutes of rolling the ball, Inter’s net was shaken with a close shot of striker Nicolas Gonzalez. Nothing can justify the Nerazzurri defense in this situation, when no one is accompanying the player wearing the number 22 shirt from Fiorentina.
However, that is also the time when Inter’s bravery and real capacity are shown. Had to receive a painful blow very early, but coach Simone Inzaghi’s army did not flinch. They calmly rearranged the squad, then gradually looked for opportunities. Like so many other times this season, Lautaro Martinez’s ability to move smart and seize good opportunities has become the key to victory for Inter.
At the equalizer, the world champion ran cleverly, escaped the grip of the Fiorentina defender, and snuck down to meet Marcelo Brozovic’s slot. Martinez then kicked a corner touch without an extra move to hit Fiorentina’s net. At the second goal, Martinez continued to show his ability to “sniff” an extremely sharp goal. His footwork is also decisive, in stark contrast to the “wooden leg” label that has been assigned by fans after his performance in the 2022 World Cup.
Once he took the advantage, Inter returned to a familiar face – the defense certainly made the opponent helpless. At first glance, many people will mistakenly think that Inter is completely overwhelming compared to Fiorentina. However, that is not the case. If you look at the statistics, Fiorentina proved to be superior, especially in the number of shots. The pair of coach Vincenzo Italiano launched 19 shots, almost double Inter (11), but only 6 times on target. Meanwhile, Inter only had 4 times to put the ball in the right direction but converted into 2 goals.
Thus, from here can clearly see the fear and effectiveness of Inter under coach Inzaghi. The green half of Milan may not need to bombard too much, but in each phase of the ball, they are especially dangerous and can score at any time. In general, to defeat Inter is not a simple matter. In Serie A this season, the Nerazzurri had quite a few matches that had to be conceded first, but they were all successful, such as the 3-1 victory over Lazio at the end of April. Obviously, the power of Inter is being underestimated, especially before the match against Man City in the Champions League final, just because they are the representative of Serie A as well as the journey to Istanbul is relatively flat.
Be careful and fearless, Man City!
It is a fact that, all are directed to Man City. Referring to the Champions League final 2022/23, people now just ask each other “How many 0s will Man City win?”. Or like the British media recently mentioned about the “treble” of the Green Man as if they had firmly held it in their pocket. There is absolutely no presence of Inter in this match. Inzaghi’s team seems to be considered a “lime pot” before the formidable power of Man City, especially after the English club crushed both Bayern and Real Madrid on the way to the final, as well as overtaking Arsenal to win the final. 3rd time in a row to the top of the Premier League.
Everyone knows that Man City is strong, but in football, the stronger team does not necessarily guarantee victory. In a way, everything that’s going on makes it easy for the blue Man to let his guard down. In front of huge expectations from the media, press, fans and… the house, the pressure on Man City is certainly incalculable, in stark contrast to a completely mentally relaxed Inter. . Remember, no matter what, reaching the final match in a high-class playground like the Champions League is not mediocre, and Inter is increasingly showing their bravery and stubbornness with each match. fight.
It is not clear what Pep Guardiola is thinking, but he certainly does not want his students to be complacent, too caught up in the constant acclaim of the media, day in and day out. The 1-1 draw against Brighton this morning (May 25) also more or less showed the stagnation of Man City. Now is the time when they need to be sober, “hard feet and soft rocks” and give Inter the greatest respect.
In a final, there is no room for even the smallest mistake. Only an accurate header by Edin Dzeko from a set piece can also help Inter “sow sorrow” for Man City. Not to mention the Nerazzurri now owns a trophy-collecting coach: Simeone. The 47-year-old strategist has won 7 titles through the last 8 finals. The only time Simeone failed was in the 2016/17 Coppa Italia final, when his Lazio finished 0-2 against Juventus.
Watch out for Inter, Man City!