Player Ratings: Sampdoria vs Inter

inter-fans-awayInter managed to come away with a point in their away match at the Stadio Luigi Ferraris in Genoa. Ivan Perisic scored his first goal for the Nerazzurri when he got the equaliser after Luis Muriel scored his 4th goal against Inter in 8 games when giving the Blucerchiati the lead.

SempreInter have provided the Inter player ratings for the game, and they have been unable to name anyone who had a standout performance, while has Perisic as Inter’s best player. Who did you think played well?


Mancini Bemoans Inter’s Slow Start

mancini8Inter coach Roberto Mancini was left to rue his side’s lack of urgency in the first half after they were held to a 1-1 draw by Sampdoria on Sunday.

The Blucerchiati had the better chances in the opening 45 minutes before Luis Muriel handed them the lead shortly after the restart.

However, Walter Zenga’s side were denied the victory with Ivan Perisic heading home an equaliser in the latter stages to earn a share of the spoils.


Inter Rescue A Point At Sampdoria

ivan-perisic-interInter Milan came from behind to rescue a 1-1 draw at Sampdoria.

Inter dropped their first points of the season last week in a 4-1 loss to Fiorentina but avoided a second successive defeat when Ivan Perisic cancelled out Luis Muriel’s opener.

Sampdoria which had the best of the first-half chances and Joaquin Correa produced the worst miss of the season in the 38th minute.

Correa was one-on-one with Samir Handanovic and his effort took a lucky ricochet off the Inter goalkeeper to leave the Argentine midfielder in front of an open goal but he incredibly sent his effort wide of the far post from two yards out.


Mancini Pre Match Press Conference: Samp v Inter

roberto-mancini-imInter coach Roberto Mancini has been speaking to the assembled media in his pre match press conference ahead of Inter’s trip to face Sampdoria on Sunday (kick off 15:00 CET).

Here is what Mancini had to say about this weekend’s match:

Last Sunday’s defeat against Fiorentina:

“Result aside we played well in the first half. I don’t think the team has any sort of problem at the moment. It may even have been the best game we’ve played but you just have to accept the verdict of the pitch.”


Mancini Plays Down Jovetic Injury

jovetic-interInter coach Roberto Mancini has dismissed speculation of discord over Stevan Jovetic’s injury, but revealed that the forward will miss the Sampdoria game.

The 50-year-old was forced to respond to questions regarding a reported meeting with Jovetic, who is expected to miss the Sampdoria game but will feature for Montenegro during the upcoming international break.

However, Mancini played down suggestions that there was a disagreement between the respective parties, and conceded that his in-form star would miss this weekend’s encounter.

“Nothing happened at the meeting [with Jovetic],” he told reporters. “I’m not angry with anybody.


Anyone Else Concerned With Inter’s Lack Of Goals?

Inter-goals-scored-first-6-gamesIf you include preseason games, Roberto Mancini’s side has played 12 games this season. They have scored 10 goals in those 12 games.

At first I thought that Inter’s lack of goals was down to all the new players trying to adjust to Mancini’s system.

But we are five games into the season and Inter seem no closer to finding the back of the net than they did during their China tour in July.

In only one game this season, an away fixture against Carpi, have they scored more than one goal in a Serie A fixture and there is a high reliance on new captain Mauro Icardi


Inter To Buy Again In January

Mauro-Icardi-InterLost in the Fiorentina defeat was the comments by Inter president Erick Thohir before the game that he promised ‘new reinforcements’ in January.

“Let’s see what happens and whether we’re still first,” he told Sky Sport Italia about the possibility of more buys in January.

“Yes, a few reinforcements will arrive, alongside a few players being sold, because we can’t have 30 players, the max is 25.”

The Inter boss then went on to talk about a couple of current Inter players:

“We have a lot of players with a strong character.


Mancini: Defeat Changes Nothing

roberto-mancini-imRoberto Mancini insisted Inter’s crushing defeat to Fiorentina changed nothing in the team’s bid for the Scudetto.

Inter conceded three goals in the opening 23 minutes in their 4-1 loss at home to Fiorentina on Sunday.

It was Inter’s first defeat of the Serie A season as Fiorentina replaced the San Siro club atop the table after six matches.

Mancini, however, was upbeat in his interview with Sky Sport Italia following the defeat.

“These are games that start badly,” he said. “We conceded after four minutes, were caught on the counter and then there was the red card. It was impossible to come back from that.


Five Inter concerns to emerge from Fiorentina defeat

inter-milan-fansThe Nerazzurri have failed to impress despite their 15 points in the table, and with several worries coming out of the defeat to the Gigliati, questions must be asked about what is actually going on at the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza.

The Nerazzurri were run off the park by La Viola and coach Paulo Sousa, falling behind by three goals after just 23 minutes en route to a heavy 4-1 defeat at the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza.

While many sides would be more than happy to have the 15 points Roberto Mancini and his side have earned up to now, here are five things the Nerazzurri must consider if they want their quick start to be considered as anything but fortunate.


Thohir: Inter waiting on final approval for San Siro project

erick-thohirInter President Erick Thohir insisted that the club are ready to move ahead in their project to secure the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza, pending the approval from the city council.

With AC Milan working on getting a new stadium built, the Nerazzurri have been hard at work to become sole owners of the San Siro.

Thohir confirmed that the plans are well under way and that they are ready to get started as soon as Inter are given the green light.

“Inter have been working on the San Siro project for nine months,” explained the Nerazzurri patron on Sky Sport 24.