Italian media detail excellent relationship between Inter coach Simone Inzaghi and Hakan Calhanoglu
New Inter manager Simone Inzaghi and summer rookie Hakan Calhanoglu already seem to have a good understanding with each other, and the club are enjoying it on the pitch.
This according to today’s print edition of the Milanese newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport, which reports that the midfielder has been given a role that matches his natural characteristics, and that this allows him to strongly affect the game. .
Calhanoglu was recruited as a free agent after his contract with city rivals AC Milan expired, and the 27-year-old’s decision was partly based on the persuasion of Inzaghi, who wanted as part of his new Inter project and personally called the midfielder to explain his vision.
Against Genoa in Nerazzurri’s Serie A opener, the Turk was given the responsibility of picking the positions where he could most affect the game, including trading on the pitch with attacking midfielder Stefano Sensi who played behind striker Edin Dzeko.
Under Inzaghi, Calhanoglu starts in the center-left midfield, but is free to move around to facilitate the last third of his passes, provide assists and finish moves as possession progresses.
This was seen against the Griffone at the weekend, where the midfielder provided both an assist on a free kick and scored a first goal.