Icardi and Nainggolan still lack understanding and agreement
Icardi and Nainggolan seem having hard time finding an agreement and understanding with each other. Both played against Tottenham and Sampdoria but their chemistry still needs to be improve. Spalletti spoke about it after the victory in the Champions League: “Mauro and Radja are the link that we are still missing. Mauro did not train continuously in the last period while Radja did not have pre-season preparation. Winning matches like this can make a difference for their understanding of each other.”
This unsolved problem is linked to the characteristics of the two: the Argentinian for his nature always focuses on moving in the box while the Belgian needs those on the wings to open up spaces for him in which he can truly hurt the opponent. So far, the two have been apart and the numbers confirm this: in two games, Mauro gave Radja the ball three times and received just two. A mystery.