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 insists Inter players are still behind him

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Luciano Spalletti spoke to the media in the aftermath of Inter’s 1-0 defeat at home to Bologna earlier this evening. Many fans and journalists believe the result has plunged the Nerazzurri into full-blown crisis, but the 59-year-old does not share that view. Here is what he had to say: “We created problems for ourselves today, even when we should’ve been comfortable or were in a position to score. 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

Cédric: “I’m here to help Inter win”

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Cédric Soares was presented as an Inter player earlier this afternoon and held his first official press conference since joining the Nerazzurri. Here is what he said to the journalists who gathered at the Suning Training Centre: Continue reading

Mazzola is wrong: Inter should sell Perišić under the right conditions

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“I do not want to talk too much about the transfer market because it is not finished yet and there may yet be more news to come before the window closes. I would not sell Perišić to Arsenal this month because he is a great player and I would prefer to stay patient with him. The same goes for Nainggolan. He is very inconsistent but when he is in shape he is a player who can make the difference. I hope that Icardi remains at Inter for his entire career – there are no other strikers like him. Those were the words of Nerazzurri legend Sandro Mazzola, who spoke about the shape of the current squad during an interview with newsnotizie.it. Continue reading