On the eve of facing the vice-champion of Serie A in Ferrara in Italy (kick-off 8:30 p.m.), for AS Monaco’s fifth pre-season match, a look at the opponent of the Reds and White.
A strong contender! While Philippe Clement’s men will soon begin their fifth week of preparation, Inter Milan will be on the road to the Monegasques for a friendly gala match this Saturday evening in Ferrara in Italy (8:30 p.m.). A prestigious opponent, vice-champion of Serie A last season, a year after winning the 19th title in its history. Before the kick-off of this meeting, which will be followed on the Club’s social platforms (Facebook and Youtube), focus on Simone Inzaghi’s team.
New preparation match 🗓
‣ AS Monaco will play against Inter Milan on Saturday July 16 (8:30 p.m.) in Ferrara, Italy.
– AS Monaco 🇲🇨 (@AS_Monaco) July 4, 2022
Three French opponents in preparation
The Milanese returned to training on July 6. Before facing the Red and Whites, Lautaro Martínez’s teammates have only played one friendly match against the Swiss in Lugano on Tuesday. Result, success 4-1, thanks in particular to a double from the Argentinian international striker. Inter Milan will also face two other Ligue 1 clubs, in the wake of AS Monaco: Lens on July 23 and Olympique Lyonnais on July 30. Knowing that the resumption of Serie A is scheduled for Sunday August 14, with an inaugural match outside, on the ground of Lecce.
A jersey in the pure tradition
Before that, the Interists will be able to wear their new 2022-2023 home jersey against the Principality club. Revealed earlier this week, it retains the famous black and blue stripes that made this tunic famous. We also find the colors of the Italian flag above the logo of the equipment manufacturer, as well as the logo of the transalpine formation, hovered over by a star. Valid ?
— Inter (@Inter) July 12, 2022
Arriving in second place in Calcio last May, the Nerazzurri have not skimped on reinforcements in this off-season. To compensate in particular for the end of the contracts of Ivan Perisic, Arturo Vidal and Andrea Rannocchia, Inter Milan has chosen to bet on youth by attracting right-back Raoul Bellanova (22) and defensive midfielder from Empoli, Kristjan Asslani (20 years old). But it is above all by recovering the goalkeeper of Ajax Amsterdam, André Onana, free, that the leaders of Simone Inzaghi have made a good deal. Like obtaining the paid loan of the team’s former star scorer, Romelu Lukaku, in difficulty at Chelsea. Last good touch, the recruitment of Henrikh Mkhitaryan, arrived book from Roma. Finally, remember that the option to buy former Lazio striker Joaquín Correa was exercised at the end of his successful loan.
A clear game plan
In line with his predecessor in the position, Antonio Conte, crowned champion in 2021 with the Nerazzurri, the younger brother of the Inzaghis has decided to renew the 3-5-2 which made the success of this team. With three real central defenders, two pistons on the sides, a regista in a low position, two creators and two points, the Inter Milan coach thus assumes the desire to move forward vertically. A tactic despite everything based on the ability of anticipation of the central hinge, which can be undermined in the event of high recovery of the opponent and use of depth, in the back of the midfielder and the interist wingers .
The player to watch
More out of curiosity than for his status in Simone Inzaghi’s team, still to be defined, it will be interesting to scrutinize the performance of the international Espoirs tricolor, Lucien Agoumé. Established against Lugano, pending the return to business of the boss of the middle, Marcelo Brozovic, the former player of Sochaux and Brest showed great things in his role as sentry in front of the defense. To watch so… 🔜
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