Thursday September 19 2013
Alvarez explains Mazzarri effect

Ricky Alvarez has praised new boss Walter Mazzarri for turning Inter’s collection of individuals into a team.

Mazzarri replaced Andrea Stramaccioni in the summer after the club finished ninth in the last Serie A campaign.

“I think we all have a clearer idea of what we're doing with Mazzarri,” the Argentine told Inter Channel.

“As a player you're at an advantage if you step on to the field knowing what you have to do, where your teammates are and how to play as a unit.

“I think that's the most important thing the Coach has done and we're starting to look like a team out there now.

“Being in good physical shape gives you confidence too. We're reaping the rewards for all our pre-season work.”

The Beneamata won their first two League games, before impressing in the 1-1 draw with champions Juventus on Saturday.

“Against Juventus you could see that every time one of their players received the ball there were three of us closing him down trying to win it,” the attacking midfielder added.

“That's how you need to play all the time because that's what football's about nowadays.”

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