A much improved performance to the first match of the season, however, Pazza (crazy) Inter Milan strikes again as the Nerazzurri blew a two-goal lead to draw with Torino Sunday. Here are our candidates for man of the match:
Stefan De Vrij
The Dutchman opened his account in the colours of black and blue. This could have been two goals in two matches for Stefan and all Inter fans will be hoping that he scores plenty for our team. Not since the days of Marco Materazzi have we had central defenders threatening to score on a regular basis and luckily this seems to be a facet of De Vrij’s game. He could hardly be blamed for the goals, but, at the same time he is part of the defense that allowed two of them in after leading 2-0. De Vrij won’t go home happy because of that.
We couldn’t have asked for a better way to get the scoring started. Perisic’s stunning strike was sumptuous and would have easily settled nerves within the San Siro. A pretty good all-round display from the Croatian.
A great first half and unfortunate to go off with a knock in the second. I have no problem with him being deployed at left midfield or left-back whatsoever. How long will it be before we see a bad game from this guy? I suspect we won’t for some time.
Built on his awesome display against Sassuolo and was the creative force Inter needs. He assisted De Vrij with a beautiful set piece delivery, which should have sealed the result. He could not be faulted with the capitulation that followed and he should not be associated with it really as his level of performance never really dropped.
The same reasons we have been raving about Kwadwo Asamoah can be attributed to Sime. One could be remiss for not realizing that this was his debut. The Croatian looked so comfortable out there today. And I believe he will only get better.
MAN OF THE MATCH
Former Inter great Beppe Bergomi stated that - “Inter have done well [in the transfer window] but lack a set piece specialist.” - well if we were to make the judgement from this display Matteo would have proved Bergomi wrong. However, the final verdict will have to be made at the end of the season. For now we can be happy that we have an Italian performing well at Inter. His assist for Stefan De Vrij was a peach but let’s not forget that he also set up Ivan Perisic with what should have been the game winning goal. He keeps on going from strength to strength and long may it continue.
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