Inter have, of course, appointed Antonio Conte as their head coach for the forthcoming season. While Conte is a more tactically flexible coach than some might think, using an attacking 4-4-2 while at Bari for example, he is most well-known for his 3-4-3 or 3-5-2 systems.
Central to both formations are high pressing, energetic movement with and without the ball, attacks generated in wide areas through passing triangles and diamonds, and a ball-playing centre back who can transition from defence to attack by carrying the ball or passing long.
Inter’s squad is actually fairly well suited to Conte’s style already, and the signing of Diego Godin adds strength and experience to the back-line. But we’ve found areas that will need to be improved if the Nerazzurri are to challenge Conte’s former side Juventus for the Scudetto.