Inter manager Antonio Conte explains why he considers his tactical system offensive and says Romelu Lukaku could have been an American football player.
“I took inspiration from non-professional coaches rather than those who studied at Coverciano,”
“At the beginning of my career, I used a 4-2-4 system. Then I switched to a three-man defense, it’s more offensive because you can attack with five players.
“When I moved to Chelsea I used a 4-2-4, but I had to change because Hazard, Willian and Pedro struggled to cope with defensive duties on the flanks. Again, I switched to a three-man defense. The idea must be adapted to the players. I see football as a scholar: reshaping ideas makes the difference between coaches.”
was asked whether he agrees that
is unstoppable, if only he has space in front of him.
“It’s too easy to say that. I wish Lukaku and Lautaro were given more space inside the box. I don’t think it’s a good thing for defenders. Lukaku is an atypical player, he is a speedy center forward, he could play American Football.”