Stramaccioni’s Inter concern
Andrea Stramaccioni accepts Inter Milan president Massimo
Moratti’s frustration with recent results.
But the under-pressure coach believes the return of some of his
first-choice players can help bring back the team’s swagger.
Inter have slipped to sixth place in Serie A, four points behind
third-placed rivals AC Milan, after winning just one of their last
They also face near-inevitable elimination from the Europa
League after a 3-0 first-leg defeat to Tottenham in the last
Moratti said yesterday that Stramaccioni will only remain in his
post if results improve.
And the coach told inter.it: “It is normal and proper at this
time that Moratti is not satisfied with the results of the
“The objective for the next 10 games is to restore confidence
and a swagger to Inter on the pitch.”
That one recent victory saw Inter come from 2-0 down at
half-time to beat Catania 3-2, while they also recovered from a
half-time deficit to draw with Milan.
And Stramaccioni said: “We are focusing on analysing the second
half of recent matches, when the team have shown more fight and
“We are only four points behind third place and getting the
injured players back will help us to get there.”
Dejan Stankovic and Ezequiel Schelotto returned from injury
against Bologna last time out, with the fit-again Zdravko
Kuzmanovic and Tommaso Rocchi among the substitutes.
Walter Samuel and Fredy Guarin are also on the road to recovery
but striker Diego Milito will miss the rest of the season and
defender Yuto Nagatomo is another long-term casualty.