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Julio Cesar along with the defense in front of him was the immovable object of last season. This season, the defense has looked shaky and so has the goal keeper.
His two mistakes in as many games against Bayern have been well documented. Fans might argue that he had a fine game other than that and in fact saved Inter on numerous occasions. But the way I see it, a keeper of Cesar’s quality, read as any top 10 keeper in the world, is expected to make at least a few world class saves every game just like Sneijder is expected to thread a magical ball through to Eto’o.
Everyone can make an odd mistake, but Cesar has been making them a bit too often. He is over thinking about his initial mistake, which leads to further mistakes. Even over the weekend, he managed to spill the ball, only to be saved by the offside flag against the Lecce striker.
Teams that win cup competitions have keepers who are at the top of their form. If Inter are to win anything, the blunders must end right now.