Why Icardi must draw inspiration from Perišić’s recent resurgence


Despite the fact Inter have won each of their last four matches in all competitions, there remains a lot of tension with regard to the situation involving Mauro Icardi and Wanda Nara’s current standoff with the club. Indeed, CEO sport Beppe Marotta and coach Luciano Spalletti have both made it clear that the Argentine must do several things in order to make amends and be accepted back into the first team fold. Continue reading

Spalletti urges Inter to show consistency versus Fiorentina


Luciano Spalletti held his traditional pre-match press conference ahead of Inter’s crucial Serie A match against Fiorentina tomorrow night. Here is what he said to the journalists who gathered at the Suning Training Centre in Appiano Gentile earlier this afternoon: Continue reading

Spalletti backs Inter to do professional job against Rapid Vienna


Luciano Spalletti held his traditional pre-match press conference ahead of Inter’s crucial UEFA Europa League match against Rapid Vienna tomorrow night. While the Tuscan tactician was full of praise for the Austrians, he believes his players have what it takes to reach the last 16. Here is what he said to the journalists who gathered at the Suning Training Centre: Continue reading

Zhang insists the future is very bright for Inter

Steven Zhang

While attending yesterday’s shareholders’ meeting, president Steven Zhang spoke exclusively to Inter TV and commented on a variety of subjects such as LionRock Capital becoming the club’s second-largest shareholder with a 31.05% holding. Here is what he had to say: Continue reading

Nainggolan fires Inter to deserved victory over Sampdoria


Inevitably, there was a very tense atmosphere inside San Siro as Inter and Sampdoria entered the field of play in Milan earlier this evening. After all, there is a lot of tension surrounding the Nerazzurri given all that has happened with the Mauro Icardi situation in recent days. Indeed, a brief clip of the Argentine striker sitting alongside Wanda Nara was met with a chorus of jeers from the 55,127 fans who attended the match. Continue reading

Spalletti congratulates Inter players on professional display


Luciano Spalletti spoke to the media in the aftermath of Inter’s crucial 2-1 victory over Sampdoria tonight. The Nerazzurri coach was full of praise for the manner in which his players performed at the end of what has been a very difficult week off the pitch. Here is what he had to say about his side’s third consecutive win in all competitions, which was clinched thanks to second half goals from Danilo D’Ambrosio and Radja Nainggolan: Continue reading

Samp will provide a stern test for Icardi-less Inter


Last week, Luciano Spalletti’s position as Inter coach was under siege from many of the club’s fans and sections of the Italian sports media. Indeed, he may well have been fired had Lautaro Martínez not scored a late goal against Parma at the Stadio Ennio Tardini on Saturday night. Since then, the Nerazzurri also managed to beat Rapid Vienna by the same scoreline in the first leg of their UEFA Europa League round of 32 encounter. The Tuscan is not completely out of the woods yet, with another victory over Sampdoria tomorrow evening an absolute must. Continue reading

Is there any way back for Icardi at Inter?


“Icardi is not there tomorrow, but the others are, so they are the ones I want to talk about. There are some logical steps to be taken that everyone knows. He has to be a fully-fledged member of the squad and show respect towards his teammates. It’s pretty simple. Look, Icardi is a very strong player and as long as he is at Inter, we want to make full use of his talents.” Those were the words of Luciano Spalletti, who was asked what Mauro Icardi needs to do in order to be welcomed back into the team following recent events in Appiano Gentile. Continue reading

Spalletti confirms Icardi will not face Sampdoria


Luciano Spalletti held his traditional pre-match press conference ahead of tomorrow night’s crucial Serie A match between Inter and Sampdoria at San Siro. Naturally, the journalists who gathered at the Suning Training Centre were most interested in discussing the future of Mauro Icardi, who will not feature against the Blucerchiati following the decision to revoke his captaincy last week. Here is what the 59-year-old Tuscan tactician had to say: Continue reading

Serie A Fantasy Predictions – Round 24


Juventus-Frosinone: the Bianconeri quickly bounced back in Sassuolo after the 3-3 draw with Parma and have won four times in the last five fixtures, fortifying their lead in the standings. The Ciociari have been pesky recently and they are coming off a surprise win over Sampdoria, their second in a row on the road, and they are now within striking distance from the 17th spot. With Champions League just around the corner, Cristiano Ronaldo might be rested for the second time in Serie A, which would mean more scoring opportunities for Mario Mandzukic, Federico Bernardeschi and Paulo Dybala, or whoever will compose the front-line. Continue reading