INTER MILAN BOSS RUBBISHES JURGEN KLOPP TRAINING APPROACH
New Inter Milan boss Frank De Boer clearly has issues with the training methods of Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp. De Boer took over at Inter when former Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini was sacked.
The Dutchman claimed he learnt a lesson from Klopp on how not to start life as a coach in a new team after the intense training method Klopp led at Anfield in his first session led to the rupturing of cruciate knee ligaments of Danny Ings.
The former Dutch international with over 100 caps claimed he would do the otherwise as he would ease his players into their new routine under him, unlike his German counterpart.
“I remember Klopp taking over at Liverpool last October and tried to immediately impose his high-pressing style which he used at Borussia Dortmund and it resulted in several injuries, nine in fact. Sometimes it is better to slow down.”
De Boer said he only just arrived at the club but that results would start showing from four months in, say from January. He said he would be very careful not to allow intensive training so it doesn’t lead to many injuries in his new team. He acknowledged that he has high targets since taking over the side, but insists that he would ease him team physically.
There are a lot of other tasks the new manager would have to contend with, one is retaining top talents of past campaigns like the much talked about Mauro Icardi. Arsenal are leading the race to sign the Argentinean after losing out on their other targets this summer.
“Mauro is only 23 years old but has a lot of talent. He knows he has to work for the team as that is the correct mindset to have for players here. Icardi’s movements are fantastic though, he maybe has to realise that sometimes it is better to protect the ball and play the simple pass, for the interest of the team. He has been impressive. Obviously he wants to score but he can make a difference in so many ways,” De Boer added.