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
When teenage sensation Gianluigi Donnarumma overthrew Diego Lopez as AC Milan’s undisputed number one keeper back in 2016, and was tipped as the heir to heralded champion Gianluigi Buffon’s Azzurri throne, many other young shot-stoppers in Italy’s talent factory fell by the wayside.
Despite the long lineage of developing top keepers and track record of producing in both quality and quantity, the Mino Raiola-represented star seemed to be a notch above the rest the country’s domestic talent. But in 2017, it was Italy U-17 goalkeeping coach Fabrizio Ferron’s bold affirmation of another from Udine as being technically superior to the Rossoneri phenomenon ushering another into the conversation for the peninsula’s top goalkeeping talent. Continue reading
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
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 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
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
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
Juventus: Federico Bernardeschi will be good to go after leaving the last game with a chest injury. On the other hand, Douglas Costa is iffy due to a bruised quad and Leonardo Spinazzola has a sore ankle. Giorgio Chiellini (calf) will be out again, while Leonardo Bonucci (ankle) is making a late push to be in the squad list.
Napoli: Amin Younes is having troubles with the surgically repaired Achilles tendon. Raul Albiol is reportedly dealing with a patellar tendon issue that could turn out to be a very serious one.
Inter: Matteo Politano will serve the final game of his suspension. Balde Keita has been called up despite the coach saying that he is not ready. Borja Valero is out with knee soreness.
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
“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