Milan Skriniar to stay at the San Siro reports Corriere dello Sport. The Slovak centre back was expected to be sold this summer. Conte expected to generate funds for a rebuild by selling him. Skriniar has failed to adapt to Conte’s preferred system. Despite being one of the best in the world, the 25-year-old has gone down the pecking order at Inter.
Antonio Conte’s 3-5-2 and 3-4-1-2 systems have destroyed the image Skriniar built as a defender over two seasons. Moreover, the system that Conte has brought to Inter is especially ruthless on centre backs. With three centre backs and reverse wing backs, defending can be a nightmare. Moreso if you’re Milan Skriniar. The system requires the back three to cover an enormous amount of ground more than once. Not only that, in case the reverse wing backs and defensive midfielders let a counter pass through, it becomes a nightmare.
While Conte’s system ensures utmost safety defensively and enough firepower at the front, Milan Skriniar has been a flop at adapting it. The 25-year-old Slovak is extremely slow when it comes to covering the ground. Even when he does get the ball, he’s just bad at making play out of it. Milan Skriniar is an out and out four at the back player.
Milan Skriniar to stay with a second chance?
As Sempre Inter reports, Diego Godin has been miles better than Skriniar. But, Inter believe they need to keep hold of the Slovak. Some Nerazzurri fans might not agree but Skriniar is still one of the best at his position. Trying him out for another year won’t hurt anyone. Godin, on the other hand, earns around €5.5M every season. Thus offloading him will be a relief on the wage budget.
Sempre Inter also reported that Inter are planning to sign Marash Kumbulla as a backup to Skriniar. The report further adds that Kumbulla’s deal is on hold but not in any danger as Inter are the only ones in the race. If the reports surrounding Milan Skriniar to stay are true, Conte has a task on his hands to make the Slovak fit in.