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Torino 1-0 Inter Milan: Player Ratings

Aaaaaaaaarrrrrrrrrrgggggggggggghhhhhhhhhhhhhh.

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Check out our player ratings from Inter’s 1-0 defeat to Torino on Sunday afternoon. (If it’s a match recap you’re after, meanwhile, you can find that here.)

Starting XI

Samir Handanovic - 6

Another nonsensically brilliant save after Wednesday’s miracle on Bonucci, this time on De Silvestri. But unlike in midweek it wasn’t enough to guarantee Inter a result, and he wasn’t entirely blameless for Ljajic’s winning goal.

Joao Cancelo - 6.5

Not his best performance, but nonetheless another reminder that Inter must do everything within their power to sign him on a permanent basis in the summer. Ansaldi gave him trouble but he also gave Torino trouble with his display going forward.

Miranda - 6.5

Spalletti wasn’t sure whether to start him or not due to some physical problems he’d had in the last few days, but he’ll be glad he did. Another authoritative performance, despite an early booking; the old Miranda is back.

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Milan Skriniar - 6

Belotti was not an easy opponent to deal with and he did his best to limit his performance, although we’ve seen him player better. That’s two so-so performances in a row now; let’s not make it a habit Milan...

Danilo D’Ambrosio - 5

If Inter’s left-hand side was extremely poor in this match then he was part of the reason. Neither he nor Perisic did anything praiseworthy throughout the 90 minutes. De Silvestri and Iago Falque had fun up against him.

Marcelo Brozovic - 6

After a month of curiously consistent performances this was a little bit more like the Brozovic we’ve been accustomed to over the last three years. Lots of good things, but also quite a few cheap errors towards the end (frustration?). Having said that, Inter will miss him against Atalanta next weekend.

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Roberto Gagliardini - 6

Another decent performance from the man who celebrated his 24th birthday on Saturday. He got forward less than he had in recent matches but he was a solid, tidy presence in front of the defence.

Antonio Candreva - 5.5

One wonders whether he’ll ever score a goal in his career again. You can tell that he’s desperate to break his duck and at times in this game it led him to take the selfish option, which didn’t help. But a bit of Lady Luck wouldn’t go amiss for Antonio...

Borja Valero - 5

Spalletti took a risk of sorts in preferring him ahead of Rafinha and the risk of sorts did not pay off. Despite having spent the last month on the substitutes bench he still seems to be spent, drained of the lucidity he put to such good use in the first half of the season.

Ivan Perisic - 4.5

An all-round disaster. The Perisic we’d begun to see signs of again over the last few weeks was nowhere to be seen on this occasion, instead replaced by a bumbling figure who made a whole host of costly mistakes. The misjudged lob early on and the ‘assist’ for Torino’s match-winning counterattack being the most glaring of all.

Mauro Icardi - 5

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Two decent attempts on goal in the first half and then very little else. I really hope he finds the back of the net again soon - preferably next weekend - because Inter cannot under any circumstances afford him to slide into a rut in front of goal. If Icardi stops scoring then this season really is doomed to failure.

Substitutes

Rafinha - 6.5

Dropped to the bench because Spalletti wasn’t sure he’d be able to handle three intense games in the space of eight days. And missed. Borja is no longer the player he was in the autumn and is incapable of playing at the Brazilian’s tempo.

When he came on he looked like Inter’s most likely source of finding an equaliser, and in fact he very nearly did. Unfortunately the post said no.

Yann Karamoh - 6

How effective he would be playing from the start is up for debate, but as an impact sub he knows how to give you a decent contribution. Freshness and unpredictability which weren’t enough to salvage a point.

Andrea Ranocchia - N/A

Came on too late to warrant a rating.

Head Coach

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Luciano Spalletti - 6

His team played well enough to win the match, let alone salvage a draw from it, but with football the devil is so often in the detail and on this occasion the details went against him. The decision to rest Rafinha and replace him with Borja Valero did not pay off, because the Spaniard is a mere shadow of the player he was in the first half of the season, but other than it’s hard to know what to criticise him for.

Inter’s problem is that they have a heinously incomplete squad which is bereft of players that know how to score goals, and Spalletti can do precious little about that between now and 20 May.

Man of the Match - Joao Cancelo

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It’s going to be difficult, but Inter have to find a way to keep hold of him this summer. They simply have to. (Although if we don’t make the Champions League then I suspect he’ll have his fair share of offers from clubs that do...)