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Frank de Boer: ‘Italian football is the way up again smashed’

Last weekend stuntte Inter by champion Juventus to beat with 2-1. It puts the ambitions of the new coach Frank de Boer. In Sport/Voetbalmagazine speak to the Dutchman about his project in Milan.

Frank De Boer © BELGAIMAGE

With a defeat against Chievo, a draw against Palermo and a win against Pescara was the start of Frank de Boer as coach of Inter moderate. But the victory against Juventus makes a lot of good. Inter is struggling, as it sounds, with the aftermath of the summer tour through the U.S. and Norway. The Farmer: “It was a plane in, plane out, jetlags… Then hold you after returning two weeks to physical content to grow and tactical training. You want it a certain way to play, but it won’t work if the players that a limited period of time to sustain. The pitfall is that too many in too short a time wants to do. Like last year at Liverpool, where Jürgen Klopp in no time, his playing style wanted to introduce. Not much later, had Liverpool nine players with muscle injuries. That balance between what you have in mind and what the players can handle we will keep very well in the holes.”

Italian football back in the elevator

A few years ago, The Farmer that he himself is not in the Serie A saw to work. “Since then, things have changed, in a good sense”, he defends his choice. “Italian football is the way up again as a musician. Juventus turns back to the international top, Inter and AC Milan are with new owners, a new era commenced, Napoli and AS Roma have seen a positive development. The top is getting better and better, and wider, which is good for the whole of Italian football.”

“You will see the game in recent years more and more elaborate. For example: I used to Juventusdoelman Gianluigi Buffon under pressure, never a ball look to pass to a defender. Nowadays, he does that as often as possible. According to me, the Italians a few years ago in the mirror looked, and they came to the conclusion that it otherwise had. You see more and more téáms in the Serie A. Previously, many clubs are dependent on one or two players that the difference had to make. They had the front to figure out, in teams, especially leaning on a boarded-up defence. That you can see here less and less.”

Third be

With the new, Chinese, directors are also ambitions at Inter again increased. At least third, reads that. Eight The Farmer that realistic? The Farmer: “I Think it’s. Inter want to return to the European top, and then you have Champions League games. It will not be easy. We have to do with Juventus, Roma, Napoli and Lazio. Milan also wants to plug it in again, Fiorentina are doing it for the last few years and Sassuolo is one of the top teams emerged. You can assume that Juventus in the first three ends. So at least six teams to battle with them. It is a tough but challenging job. That is exactly what I like.”

Simon Zwartkruis

Read the full interview with Frank de Boer in Sport/Voetbalmagazine of Wednesday 21 september.

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