Much has been said about Montella’s style of play that he is working to instill in the team. He wants them to play a possession-based game, with the ball always at their feet, dictating the game. Abate even said that they hadn’t worked with the ball so much since Leonardo (and he barely lasted a season.) But for all of the talk, we’ve simply not seen it on the pitch yet. And I know, it’s preseason, it takes time to instill the coach’s style of play, etc. But is it even wise to try? Did Montella look at the players he had at his disposal and decide on a playing style that suits them? Or is he trying to impose his playing style on them? It kind of seems like the latter, which means that rather than the team playing with meaningful possession, he’s going to simply seem possessed.
|Is Montella going to be able to inspire possession? Or just be possessed?|