Spalletti backs Lautaro to thrive in Icardi’s absence


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


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


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


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


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


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 hanging by a thread as Inter enter full-blown crisis


“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

Beating Bologna no easy task for Spalletti’s struggling Inter


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


“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

Spalletti: “We have to play like Inter to progress to the next round”


Luciano Spalletti held his traditional pre-match press conference ahead of tonight’s Coppa Italia quarter-final match between Inter and Lazio. Here is what he said to the journalists who gathered at the Suning Training Centre yesterday evening: Continue reading