Why Marotta deserves credit for handling of Icardi situation

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For millions of Inter fans across the world, the last 24 hours have proved to be rather tumultuous. Mauro Icardi has been stripped of his role as team captain as he once again finds his future at the club clouded in uncertainty. Indeed, the Argentine striker has also been omitted from the Nerazzurri squad which travelled to Austria to face Rapid Vienna in the UEFA Europa League round of 32 tomorrow night. Yes, the black and blue half of Milan once again finds itself in a state of absolute chaos. Continue reading

Spalletti backs Lautaro to thrive in Icardi’s absence

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Luciano Spalletti spoke to the media ahead of Inter’s crucial UEFA Europa League round of 32 match against Rapid Vienna tomorrow night. Here is what he said to the journalists who gathered in Austria this evening: “Rapid are a team with character, they won in Moscow against Spartak on a pitch that I know very well. They made it out of a really difficult group. We congratulate them on this but at the same time we’re here to win.” Continue reading

Inter finally taste victory in 2019 thanks to super-sub Lautaro

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Make no mistake, there was huge pressure on Inter to claim all three points at the Stadio Ennio Tardini tonight. It was very much a case of needing to win at all costs. Luciano Spalletti has been under heavy scrutiny over the course of the past month and there is a sense that his job would have been under serious threat had the Nerazzurri failed to beat Parma. However, to the relief of the coach and his players, the Beneamata have finally won a Serie A match in 2019. Continue reading

Lautaro delighted by match-winning contribution

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Lautaro Martínez spoke to Inter TV in the immediate aftermath of the Nerazzurri’s 1-0 victory over Parma at the Stadio Ennio Tardini. Here is what he had to say after scoring the winning goal in Emilia-Romagna: Continue reading

Why Inter must be wary of Parma’s counter-attacking threat

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If Luciano Spalletti and his players require a reminder of why tomorrow night’s match against Parma will be one of the toughest matches they play all season, they need only look at what happened in Turin last weekend. Indeed, Roberto D’Aversa’s Crociati side scored a last-minute equaliser versus Juventus which, in many ways, epitomises how the season has gone so far for the Emilia-Romagna outfit. Make no mistake, the Gialloblu will fancy their chances of consolidating their Serie A status with another impressive result against one of the league’s most prestigious clubs. Continue reading

Spalletti urges Inter to show grit and determination against Parma

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Luciano Spalletti spoke to the media ahead of tomorrow night’s crucial Serie A match against Parma. Here is what he said to the journalists who gathered at the Suning Training Centre earlier this afternoon: Continue reading

Spalletti hanging by a thread as Inter enter full-blown crisis

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“In these days, we’ve heard a lot of gossip and unfounded news. Spalletti has clearly expressed some wise points which I also share. We’re third in the table, we only went out of the Coppa Italia on penalties so we’re looking ahead with optimism. Nobody can think about putting us on the chopping block.” Those were the words of Inter CEO sport Beppe Marotta, who spoke to Sky Sport prior to this evening’s Serie A match against Bologna. Continue reading

Spalletti in defiant mood ahead of Inter’s Bologna showdown

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Luciano Spalletti held his traditional pre-match press conference ahead of Inter’s crucial Serie A match against Bologna. Here is what he said to the journalists who gathered at the Suning Training Centre earlier this afternoon: “Obviously, there are some things to improve, however, the team remained in the match on Thursday right until the last second – up until the final spot-kick. Every match brings with it new information. It’s normal to analyse things that didn’t work too well but there are also other mechanisms that concern our usual technical and tactical preparations out on the pitch. Continue reading

Beating Bologna no easy task for Spalletti’s struggling Inter

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Given Inter’s poor run of form in recent weeks, there will undoubtedly be a huge amount of pressure on Luciano Spalletti and his players to deliver a winning performance against Bologna tomorrow evening. With the Curva Nord ultras set to return following the conclusion of their ban, there will be a healthy crowd in attendance, as there always is when the Nerazzurri play at San Siro. However, could that prove to be more of a hindrance to a team which is clearly suffering a huge loss of confidence? Continue reading

Inter fans turn on Spalletti following Coppa Italia elimination

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“At the start, our play was awkward, we got lost when things were frantic and you can’t do that against sides like Lazio. Then, when the match came to life, it was balanced but we lacked the composure to move the ball around. There were lots of chances to score, at both ends. It was totally balanced and in the end, Lazio deserved to make the semi-final in the shootout. Continue reading