Really interesting article on the BBC web site about Rafa Benitez and whether Inter are playing a more attractive brand of football under Benitez than they did under Mourinho.
Here are a couple of quotes from the article:
“In some ways their football is even better than last season,” said John Foot, author of Calcio: The History of Italian Football. “It’s less cagey, less Catenaccio-esque than Mourinho would play. The first half hour against Tottenham was pretty expansive football and the team can almost play with its eyes closed now. It’s already clear that they are going to be in contention for all these trophies right to the end of the season.”
“The team keep the ball more under Benitez and the defensive line is usually pushed higher up the pitch,” added Tor-Kristian Karlsen, a well-travelled scout and regular columnist for Calcio Italia magazine. “Mourinho was more focused on defence and relied more on counter-attacks and the magic of individual players than the collective, rehearsed moves favoured by the Spaniard.”
Very interesting comments. At times I feel that Inter are more adventuresome under Benitez and thus more pleasing to the eye. But on the other hand, Mourinho won trophes and ultimately that is what counts.
What do you think? Are Inter better under Rafa than Mourinho?