FIFA 22 Inter Milan Career Mode Guide: Starting Lineup and Who to sign

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After winning the Serie A title last campaign, Inter will be a popular choice to play with.

They don't have Romelu Lukaku as a draw in attack after his move to Chelsea but do have a team with some promising younger players and an interesting playstyle.

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It's a team crying out for a couple of big signings, so why not be the manager to bring them to the club in Career Mode.

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Team Rating

Inter have a four-and-a-half star rating on FIFA 22.

This is split up with 82 ATK, 81 MID, and 83 DEF.

Starting Lineup and Formation

Inter lineup with their 3-1-4-2, which you don't see much of, and we're a fan of keeping it like this.

FIFA 22 Inter Starting Line Up
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UNUSUAL - We don't see this formation often, so lets play with it

It gives a nice balance of exciting wing play, men in midfield, solid defence, and the option to counterattack with two men playing off each other up top.

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There isn't necessarily a star player in the team, giving it a very balanced feel, but if we were to pick one it would be Lautaro Martinez.

He is looking to create a similar partnership that he had with Lukaku with the new signing Edin Dzeko, making a classic big man/fast man combination.

The centre of the park is compact, with Nicolo Barella the workman all-rounder, Marcelo Brozovic also good all-round, but more defensive-minded, and a playmaker in Christian Eriksen.

We swapped Eriksen in for Hakan Calhanoglu, but they are almost identical players.

The left-midfield is marshalled by powerhouse Ivan Perisic, the right with new signing Denzel Dumfries, who is a right-back that we will be looking to convert.

The back three picks itself, with solid defenders Alessandro Bastoni, Stefan de Vrij and Milan Skriniar.

Captain Samir Handoanovic is one of the best keepers on the game and will be hard to get past in goal.

The bench only has pace to bring on from Joaquin Correa, but there is also another midfield all-rounder in Arturo Vidal if you want to bring someone on to get about the opposition, breaking up play and creating attacks.

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Tactics and Instructions

The defensive tactic is set to Balanced and we will keep it like this to maintain the shape.

We changed the attacking build-up play from Slow Build Up to Balanced, which will make use of the control in midfield but also has the wingers and attackers making runs in behind.

Chance creation was switched from Possession to Direct Passing, to make the team a bit more dynamic in attack.

You will still be able to play a possession-based game, with numbers in midfield, but this gives some more attacking options.

We kept the players in the box as it is, which is on the lower side of things, but means you should dominate around the edge of the area.

The striker position occupied by Dzeko is kept as Target Man and Stay Forward, playing to his strengths and giving you an option of a get-out ball if things get tough.

It's personal preference what to do with the other striker role, but as we've changed tactics to a faster style it seems silly keeping Martinez as a False 9, and if you're wanting to stretch teams a little set him to Get In Behind.

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Both wide midfielders are kept to Come Back On Defence to make a back five when defending.

The three central midfielders each have their own abilities highlighted in their instructions, with Brozovic set to Stay Back While Attacking, Barella all balanced but given Free Roam, and Eriksen to Get Forward.

Those three should also be set to Cover Center, meaning teams will have a hard time getting through your middle and be forced to take the ball out wide, putting in crosses for you big defenders to clean up.

Development Plans

Barella, Martinez and Bastoni are the younger members of the squad with high potential, so focus on them in training.

As mentioned, Dumfries needs a position change to a RM to fit better in the system, but otherwise, players are ok to be left as is.

Transfer Market

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Starting transfer budget: £86 million

Starting wage budget: £589,000 a week

Who should go

As always, when getting rid of a large number of players, make sure you bring in adequate replacements.

Free up some funds by getting rid of Ionut Andrei Radu, Danilo D'Ambrosio, Andrea Ranocchia, Roberto Gagliardini, Stefano Sensi, Matias Vecino, Alexis Sanchez, Facundo Colidio and Martin Satriano.

You could also try to offload one of either Eriksen or Calhanoglu for some bigger money.

Loans

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There are no players worth sending out on loan from the team.

None of the following players returning from loan after the first season have a potential of over 80 OVR, so you can get rid of Andreaw Gravillon, Dalbert and Andrea Pinamonti.

On the other hand, these players have the potential to be rated 80 OVR or higher, so it may be worth keeping hold of Zinho Vanheusden, Lucien Agoume, Tibo Persyn, Darian Males (two-year loan), Valentino Lazaro and Eddie Salcedo.

Keep an eye out for the return of Sebastiano Esposito, who has a potential of 85 OVR.

It may also be worth recalling Lazaro from his loan, to give you more backup in the team.

Also plan for the loss of Correa, who is on a season-long loan with the club.

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Who to Sign

You are wanting to invest in youth to replace some of the older players in the squad, get another top striker, some more centre-backs, and whatever decent backup you can find.

Finding an all-round LM to fill in when Perisic is out could prove difficult, as you want them just as capable at attacking as they are defending.

Filip Kostic is definitely an option, as is Alphonso Davies, both of whom would see Perisic dropping to the bench.

Left-midfield options

Player Age Club Cost Wage OVR POT
Alphonso Davies20Bayern Munich£49m£51k8229
Thomas Lemar25Atletico Madrid£41m£61k8386
Filip Kostic28Eintracht Frankfurt£37m£45k8484
Leonardo Spinazzola28Roma£28m£62k8383
Jerome Roussillon28Wolfsburg£8.5m£45k7777

You have four good players able to play as a striker, but there is better to be found.

Alexander Isak could usurp Dzeko, offering the same physical presence, but with more speed and potential.

Striker options

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Player Age Club Cost Wage OVR POT
Erling Haaland20Borussia Dortmund£118m£95k8893
Alexander Isak21Real Sociedad£39m£32k8286
Richarlison24Everton£40m£86k8287
Dominic Calvert-Lewin24Everton£32m£77k8185
Noni Madueke19PSV£20m£9k7788

Then get looking for up and coming CB's that you'd be happy to play with in cup games or when your schedule gets busy, such as Josko Gvardiol.

It's also worth keeping an eye out for a young playmaker to take over from Eriksen, like Mason Mount.

Ridle Baku could prove great competition for Dumfries, and could also play in midfield if needed.

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Contracts

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There are 11 players whose contracts will run out at the end of the season, which includes three first-team starters.

Look to keep Handanovic, Brozovic, Perisic, Kolarov and Vidal on the books, so long as their rating doesn't take a big dip due to their ages.

As already mentioned, Correa is returning to his parent club after his loan expires.

Board Expectations

There are two critical expectations from the board, Brand Exposure and Domestic Success.

Brand Exposure has a couple of easy tasks to complete, getting a streak of 7 league clean sheets and signing an Italian player.

With Domestic Success, the board is expecting you to win the league title again, and also win the Coppa Italia.

FIFA 22 Inter Board Expectations
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MONEY NO ISSUE - At least that's one thing we don't need to worry about

Youth Development is a high priority, where you will need to sign 2 players in your Youth Academy who are defenders, and sign at least 3 players younger than 20 with a potential greater than the average overall rating of players currently in the same position.

Continental Success is another high priority, where you will need to reach the final of the Champions League.

With all that going on, it's lucky the Financial target is of very low priority, but you are still expected to sign 2 crucial players and make a profit of £43,000,000!