Inter romp to victory as Gasperini debuts 3-4-1-2

Inter sailed to a comfortable win over local side Trentino Team as new Coach Gian Piero Gasperini debuted his 3-4-1-2 formation at Pinzolo.
The match at Inter’s training ground also saw the debuts of new signings Ricky Alvarez and Luc Castaignos who both managed to find the net alongside Pazzini, Eto’o, Pandev and Longo.
Gasperini who has been training his troops in his unique three-man defence got a first view of what his side may look like in the coming season.
The ex-Genoa tactician deployed a 3-4-1-2 with Andrea Ranocchia, Cristian Chivu and Walter Samuel, making his first start since his injury last year, as his back three.
Davide Santon who has returned from his loan spell at Cesena and Yuto Nagatomo occupied the wing-back positions while Dejan Stankovic and Sulley Muntair were in the center.
Wesley Sneijder whose future is under much speculation played the first half serving as the link between the midfield and the attacking duo of Giampaolo Pazzini and Samuel Eto’o.
After the game, Gasperini reflected on what he had seen on the pitch and stated he was pleased with the players and their adaptability.
“It was a good start that showed us how much enthusiasm there is in this group and we got to see some of the youngsters. The three-man defence won’t be a problem and we’re not short of men or ideas for different solutions.”
Gasperini also reserved special praise for his debutants Castaignos and Alvarez with the latter being particularly impressive after replacing Sneijder towards the end of the first half.
“Alvarez made himself noticed right from the start. I was really impressed by Castaignos and Alvarez: they both showed good movement. The Dutchman is younger but he knows how to time his runs, and Alvarez will be an important player for this team.”
Inter will continue their program at their training ground for this week, before heading to Ireland for a friendly tournament against the likes of Manchester City and Celtic.

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