Marotta non-committal on Icardi’s Inter future

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Beppe Marotta was interviewed by Sky Sport prior to Inter’s 2-0 victory over SPAL this afternoon. Inevitably, the Nerazzurri’s CEO sport was asked about Mauro Icardi’s future at the club, with the Argentine refusing to train despite being given the all-clear by medical staff at Appiano Gentile. Here is what the former Sampdoria and Juventus transfer guru had to say on the matter: Continue reading

Professional Inter display should set tone for Frankfurt and Milan

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“There aren’t many games left and every result is vital as we pursue our goals. Could this week be a turning point? I expect the team to adapt to every situation. As we’ve said before, a number of players allow us to always put out the best Inter team and that’s how it will be in the upcoming games. We need to understand what we have to do and where we need to go. At some points this season, we could have done better but we did very well at other points and the team has always shown that it has the desire to move forward.” Continue reading

Spalletti delighted by Inter’s second half performance against SPAL

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Luciano Spalletti spoke to the media in the aftermath of Inter’s comfortable 2-0 victory over SPAL this afternoon. Here is what he had to say: “Despite our absences, 11 players worthy of Inter headed out onto the pitch today. We struggled a bit with the emotions at the start and this must not happen. We knew we had to win and once our fire started to burn inside then we broke the deadlock and went on to win. We were a bit timid and insecure during the first half. The lads had a different conviction after our second goal and we were back in possession of our characteristics. In the second half, I could see what we were really about. Continue reading

Spalletti more than satisfied by Inter’s performance in Frankfurt

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Luciano Spalletti spoke to Sky Sport in the aftermath of Inter’s goalless draw against Eintracht Frankfurt in the first leg of their UEFA Europa League last 16 tie. Here is what he had to say: “I must praise the guys because they played with authority and personality, making an impact on the game. It wasn’t easy here. In these types of matches, qualification is fought for over 180 minutes. Only the second leg result will determine if this 0-0 is a positive result. Continue reading

Cédric insists Inter are aiming for Europa League glory

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Inter full-back Cédric Soares spoke to the media in anticipation of tomorrow night’s UEFA Europa League last 16 match against Eintracht Frankfurt. Here is what he had to say: “It’s been a good two months for me. When given the chance to play, I always look to give my all and help the team. As for my future at the end of the season, I’ve not thought about it. Inter signed me because they had faith in me and I also have faith in myself. I always give my all, whether that be playing one minute, 20 or 90. What happens is beyond my control, but obviously, I’d be very happy if I were to stay. Continue reading

Spalletti expects Inter to stand up and be counted in Frankfurt

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Luciano Spalletti held his traditional pre-match press conference ahead of Inter’s UEFA Europa League last 16 match against Eintracht Frankfurt tomorrow night. Here is what the Tuscan tactician had to say as he previewed the first leg: “Our opponents are enjoying a great season, they play good football. They have a lot of quality but we’ll look to be strong tomorrow. We’ll look to give our all to get the best result possible. We must learn from recent experiences so that we have the right intentions on the pitch and so that we can display all of our ability.” Continue reading

Škriniar dreams of Champions League glory at Inter

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Inter central defender Milan Škriniar appeared on Sky Sport programme ‘I signori della Serie A’ this weekend and talked about a variety of subjects, including his childhood dream of becoming a professional footballer. Here is what the Slovakia internationalist had to say: Continue reading

Tension rises at Inter following Icardi’s plea of innocence

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“All my sacrifices were made for the love of these colours, while respecting everyone. I don’t know if, at this time, there is love and respect towards Inter and I on the part of those who make decisions. I don’t know if there’s the desire on the part of someone to act and resolve things only and exclusively for Inter’s sake. Many things can happen in a family, good or bad. And out of love, one can stand for a lot of things. But respect must never be lacking. These are my values, these are the values for which I’ve always fought. In my story. At Inter. With Inter.” Continue reading

Lautaro showing signs of promise despite cutting an isolated figure

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“I’m happy because I’m scoring regularly, but now we need to continue to work with our heads down and try to win our next match. I feel like I’m an important part of this group, but not because I’m playing now: when I was sitting on the bench I was helping the team. My job is to help the team to get the results that we deserve. I now need to stay focused because I’m playing from the first minute more frequently. Just one game away from suspension? I always take to the pitch with a sense of calm. Given what we’re going through at the moment, I need to be careful.” Continue reading

Spalletti rues ponderous first half display by Inter

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Luciano Spalletti spoke to the media in the aftermath of Inter’s hugely disappointing 2-1 defeat to Cagliari tonight. Naturally, the 59-year-old was left hugely frustrated by what was a terrible first half performance by his players. Here is what he had to say: “It was an ugly display from Inter in the first half, we were slow in our decision-making and slow when moving the ball. We read situations badly and we didn’t have enough quality in our play. Cagliari then scored two big goals, they weren’t simple. We had the potential to do the same in attack but we weren’t able to match them. Continue reading