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Inter Coach Luciano Spalletti shrugs off rumors he could lose his job – “you’re always under scrutiny, as far as I’m concerned”.

The Nerazzurri have won just one of their last seven games in all competitions, and in recent days the likes of Antonio Conte, Diego Simeone and Jose Mourinho have been linked with the job.

“I’d have felt under scrutiny even if we’d got through the group [in the Champions League],” Spalletti shrugged, speaking in a Press conference today.

“You’re always under scrutiny, as far as I’m concerned, one day when we have more time I’ll tell you about my career to get to Inter, they are beautiful stories to tell.

Luciano Spalletti wants to see “an immediate reaction” from Inter, but insists they aren’t enduring a crisis as they did last winter.

The Nerazzurri are in slump at the moment, winning just one of their last seven games in all competitions.

“It’s essential that we see an immediate reaction,” Spalletti said in his Press conference ahead of the Udinese game.

“I must say that I think these lads deserve the support of the fans. They showed their displeasure about what happened, and the desire to immediately re-start in a match like tomorrow’s.

After their disappointing exit fro the Champions League, Inter will now play in the The Europa League, where they will be one of the seeded teams in the round-of-32.

When is it?
The Europa League round-of-32 draw will take place on Monday 17th December at UEFA’s HQ in Nyon, Switzerland.

What time is it?
The draw will commence at midday (GMT) following proceedings regarding the Champions League last-16.

The Europa League round-of-32 lineup
SEEDED

  • Bayer Leverkusen
  • Red Bull Salzburg
  • Zenit
  • Dinamo Zagreb
  • Arsenal
  • Real Betis
  • Villarreal
  • Eintracht Frankfurt
  • Genk

We have been talking about it for months, but Giuseppe Marotta has finally officially joined Inter as CEO for sport.

This is a huge step forward for Suning and Inter. Marotta is the best football executive in Italy, and one of the best in Europe, and he is now working for Inter.

“FC Internazionale Milano today announce the appointment of Giuseppe Marotta as Chief Executive Officer Sport,” the document on the club’s official website reads.

“The highly experienced executive begins his role immediately and will be responsible for the entire sports area of the club.

Inter’s failure to beat PSV on Tuesday and qualify for the Champions League knockout stages has reportedly not gone down well in China.

According to Corriere della Sera, playing in the Europa League instead of the Champions League will cost Inter at least €17m. Money that the club needs in order to escape from Financial Fair Play purgatory.

From our Twitter feed, it is clear that Inter fans blamed Luciano Spalletti for the club’s inability to progress in the Champions League and apparently that feeling is shared by Suning.

Luciano Spalletti felt Inter “let the tension get to us” in a 1-1 draw with PSV Eindhoven that knocked them out of the Champions League.

Mauro Icardi cancelled out the Hirving Lozano opener and a win here would’ve put them through to the Round of 16, as Barcelona held Tottenham to a 1-1 draw.

“We were unable to keep our calm, despite the fact everything was still possible. We gave the ball away, were tactically not organised and PSV were allowed some dangerous counter-attacks,” Spalletti told Sky Sport Italia.

Inter coach Luciano Spalletti has admitted his disappointment following his side’s shock elimination from the Champions League on Tuesday.

Inter needed a win over PSV Eindhoven and hope Tottenham fall to Barcelona in the other game to be able to qualify to the next stage but they shared the spoils 1-1 with the Dutch side thanks to a Kwadwo Asamoah’s first-half blunder.

The Ghanaian midfielder attempted to dribble Steven Bergwijn but the PSV winger won the ball and set up Lazano Bahena for the opener before Mauro Icardi levelled for the host in the final quarter.

Inter were knocked out of the Champions League on Tuesday after they could only manage a 1-1 draw at home to Group B’s bottom club PSV Eindhoven on Tuesday.

The Nerazzurri will now play in the Europa League, whose Thursday/Sunday schedule could make finishing in the top four in Serie A more difficult.

Heading into the match, Inter did not control their own destiny, but they knew that a win would force Spurs to win at the Camo Nou. But in a tension filled night at the Giuseppe Meazza, Luciano Spalletti’s side could not manage that.

The latest report is out from CIES Football, and it looks at players whose transfer values have increased the most during the last three months in absolute terms.

At the head of the two rankings is the fresh English full international and Borussia Dortmund player Jadon Sancho: +€78 million.

Apart from Sancho, four players have seen their transfer value increase by more than €30M: João Cancelo (Juventus), Andrew Robertson (Liverpool), Richarlison (Everton) and Thilo Kehrer (Paris St-Germain).

Inter Coach Luciano Spalletti says “we’ve dreamed of playing games like this” ahead of the Champions League showdown with PSV.

The Nerazzurri can qualify for the Last 16 with a win tomorrow, but only if Tottenham don’t beat Barcelona at Camp Nou.

Inter must simply better the English side’s result, as Spurs hold the head-to-head advantage with both sides on seven points.

“I think what we’ve done so far is very good,” Spalletti told InterTV.

“Because of that we have a chance to qualify from a group which we all said from the start was very hard.