‘Playing very badly – Former Italy star questions Conte’s style of play 

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Former Roma star Antonio Cassano has blasted Antonio Conte for playing a negative brand of football. 

Conte led Inter Milan to a historic Scuddeto triumph last season, breaking Juventus’ nine-year winning streak in the Serie A. 

That meant that the 52-year-old has won the league title in the last five of his seven full seasons as head coach at Juventus, Chelsea and Inter.

Conte was replaced by Simone Inzaghi as Inter head coach during the summer and despite losing some key players during the summer, the Nerrazuri look set for another title challenge this season.

Inter currently sit just four points behind league-leaders Napoli and have already sealed qualification to the knockout stages of the Champions League with one group match still to do.

Cassano, who insisted earlier this month that Conte does not belong to the top-tier list of managers, has now claimed that Inzaghi is doing a better job than Conte at Inter while playing a better brand of football.

The former Italy international told Bobo TV (as relayed by Calciomercato): “Conte spent two years in a bloodbath in the Champions League, playing very badly.

“Inzaghi, on the other hand, is in line with the league this year and has deservedly gone ahead in the Champions League with beautiful football and by pressing.

“(That’s) something Conte has never done; he only gets in front of the goal line.”

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Cassano’s comparison is a little unfair on Conte as Inter had a much harder group in Champions League last season compared to the one they are in this campaign. While Inter do play a more attacking brand of football under Inzaghi, it remains to be seen if he can take them to the title this season. 

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