Mancini was spotted shouting at Maur皇冠外围投注o Icardi during the match and eventually substituted him.
“Guarin is more of a midfielder, more physical and experienced. Kovacic can become a great internal midfielder, but he’s still young and needs to learn how to defend and go into challenges. He can become the complete midfielder.
“I need a striker to participate in the game. It wasn’t easy for Icardi, as Chievo closed down the spaces, but he’s young with great quality an澳门外围投注d needs to participate even off the ball.”
“Medel, poor thing, runs very hard. I need someone to cover the defence. We struggled against Udinese when Medel was left on his own in midfield by the others going too wide. He can improve too and pick up the pace, but he’s a very important player.”
This squad was inherited from Walter Mazzarri and the new boss has made no secret of the fact he wants reinforcements in January.
Roberto Mancini was “fairly satisfied” , but confessed this Inter squad is not built for his tactics.
“At the moment this 4-3-1-2 is one of the few systems六合投注网站 we can use. Dodo didn’t do badly up there for five minutes, but the squad is more rigorous with two wingers and well set-out on the field.
“It went well today, last Sunday we did well for the first half against Udinese. The lads are improving in training and putting that into practice in a match situation.
This was the first win since Mancini replaced Mazzarri and also the first clean sheet.
“A victory against Lazio would mean finishing the year on two straight wins and that’s good for morale. Of course we need to keep improving in many aspects.”
“If we keep going deeper and deeper, then we’ll never improve, but I have to say we are getting a lot better. We were staying up and pressing for the ball, so the defence did very well tonight.
“It’s an important victory, as clearly we are gaining confidence because despite the difficulties of facing Chievo we didn’t concede. I am fairly satisfied,” the Coach told Sky Sport Italia.
Mateo Kovacic is working as a trequartista, so Mancini explained why he opted to put the young Croatian there.