Geoffrey Kondogbia Makes Positive First Impression at Valencia

The phrase ‘from the sublime to the ridiculous’ seems to have been invented for people like Geoffrey Kondogbia. He’s the type of player who will be making perfectly timed sliding tackles and completing roulette turns one minute before producing something like his bizarre pre-season own goal against Chelsea. That involved a 40-yard back-pass that looped […]

Borja Valero Could be Key to Inter’s Success this Season

On the surface, Inter signing a 32-year-old might not seem like such a big deal. On the surface, the Nerazzurri are a physical side packed with plenty of young talent, which ranges all the way from Geoffrey Kondogbia to Roberto Gagliardini and Gabriel Barbosa. On the surface, the backing of Chinese owners Suning should allow […]

Cross-Happy Inter Need to Add Variety in Order to Improve

Inter is always one of the more interesting clubs in Italian football, and it isn’t always for positives reasons. Now is one of those moments. Anything positive is well and truly in the rear-view mirror for the Nerazzurri, and in its place is a combination of poor performance on the pitch, fan revolt and a […]

Why Inter’s Roberto Gagliardini is Justifying His €28 Million Transfer Fee

Roberto Gagliardini has had a big season. Things started off with Atalanta, where, alongside fellow young stars Franck Kessie and Mattia Caldara, he formed a vital part of an unexpectedly successful side under Gian Piero Gasperini. Then, in the January transfer window, the 22-year-old midfielder made the move to Inter, who used Suning’s backing to […]

Stevan Jovetic Plays Well Against Frosinone Despite Uncertain Future

Early on in the season, Stevan Jovetic’s move to Inter looked promising. He took over the outgoing Mateo Kovacic’s No. 10 shirt, something he would describe as the realisation of a dream, and he would go on to score three goals in Inter’s first two league games of the campaign. “I could never have imagined […]

Inter’s Adem Ljajic Continues to Mix the Good with the Bad under Mancini

For Inter’s recent 3-1 win over Palermo, Adem Ljajic, the club’s mercurial Serbian playmaker, found his way into the starting line-up. He didn’t take up his preferred attacking midfield position, starting out on the right-hand side instead of taking his place in the centre, but it didn’t really matter. He treated his nominal starting position […]

Adem Ljajic’s Creativity Could Be Key To Unlocking Inter’s Attacking Potential

In almost all cases, Adem Ljajic has shown a propensity to frustrate those in charge of him. Sinisa Mihajlovic once claimed that Ljajic not only needed to spend less time on his computer, but also that he should try to curb his enthusiasm for eating chocolate. That was with club side Fiorentina, but at international […]