Conte’s Inter stint is in trouble after Inter’s Champions League defeat to Real Madrid. The Nerazzurri lost to a less fancied Los Blancos side missing a chunk of big names. Furthermore, Zidane’s team picked apart Conte’s system in the game. While Madrid have virtually ended Inter’s Champions League chances, the Scudetto hopes aren’t bright either. Inter languish in the 5th position after eight games. While the Nerazzurri have lost only once in the league so far, they haven’t won a lot either.
A shaky defence proves the fact that letting Godin go was a mistake. Also, Conte’s team selection has rarely been on point this season. The former Italy manager often looks exhausted by the pressure put on him. Constant media reports taking a dig at his Juve links haven’t done any good to his confidence either.
What looked like a bad start at the beginning of the season has now turned into a bad season itself. Inter are the highest-scoring team in the league so far. But, the Nerazzurri are also among the worst defensive teams in the league. The transition from being the best defence in the last season to what it is now has come with heavy criticism. And Conte has failed to minimize individual mistakes as well. It’s always a bad sight when teammates are moaning at each other on the field. In Inter’s case, it has become a regular scene. Subsequently leading to a young star like Hakimi losing his confidence.
Can Conte’s Inter stint spring back to life?
You can hate Antonio Conte for his attitude but cannot deny the fact that he’s a great manager. While Conte’s Inter stint looks nothing but over, the Nerazzurri manager can still save his job. Inter play a massively in form Sassuolo next away from home. If Conte can help establish Inter in this game against a club that’s unbeaten in the league and sits second on the table, then he can save his job. But, it’s easier said than done, as Sassuolo are in prime form. And Inter’s form is not very good either. There’s a lot missing from Inter’s performances right now. And Conte’s Inter stint can only be saved by a miracle.