Esteban Cambiasso believes the secret to Inter’s success this term is the tactical persuasion of new boss Walter Mazzarri.
The Beneamata finished ninth last season, a position which saw Andrea Stramaccioni axed and replaced by Napoli tactician Mazzarri.
“Compared to the other Coaches we had – well, maybe Gian Piero Gasperini, but he didn’t have much time – Mazzarri is someone who has his system of play,” the midfielder told Inter Channel.
“He adapts his players to this system that he’s believed in for 12 years.
“The other Coaches adapted their idea of the game to the players they had, so perhaps they struggled more.
“Mazzarri knows his right-winger does this, that his central midfielder does that,” added the former Real Madrid man.
“Mazzarri is much more loyal to his past experiences and his beliefs about the game.
“It’s not a question of authority or the lack thereof, or that before we didn’t have it but now we do. It’s a tactical issue. I believe Mazzarri’s teams have always had their own precise identity.”
Inter are presently fourth in Serie A, just three points adrift of the third-placed Napoli and the Champions League zone.
“We’re aiming as high as possible,” continued the Argentine. “We’re hungry to do well and in a club like this that means finishing as high as you can.
“I’m certainly not the type to say exactly where we’ll finish, but I can say we’ll give everything we have.”
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