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Roberto Mancini seemed almost exhausted when appearing in front of Sky’s microphones after the 2-2 draw against Napoli.
“Icardi too cocky? It is one of his strengths, it does not bother me at all. In my career I never attempted to chip a penalty and I didn’t even see the goal live, I saw it just now on the monitor. You have to expect a few dangerous chances when you play against great attackers like we did today, the problem is that we lose the ball too easily and they were expecting it. We were down 2-0 without understanding why. They scored two great goals and we were not paying attention, that’s football. When we stop conceding goals, we can even win games like these. We lack several things to improve, this is one of them. And at the end we should have gone for a decisive third goal”.
Inter Milan striker Mauro Icardi shrugged off unwanted laser pen attention to beat Napoli keeper Mariano Andujar from the spot with a cheeky ‘Panenka’ to help secure an unlikely 2-2 draw for the Nerazzurri on Sunday.
Dominant Napoli looked to have wrapped up the win that would have taken them to within two points of Roma, in second at eight points adrift of leaders Juventus, after second-half goals by Marek Hamsik and Gonzalo Higuain.
But Roberto Mancini’s men, who survived a first-half onslaught only thanks to goalkeeper Samir Handanovic, were handed a lifeline when Palacio reduced arrears on 72 minutes.
Roberto Mancini has officially announced his 24 man squad for tomorrow’s match away to Napoli. The Nerazzurri are taking three goalkeepers, nine defenders, seven midfielders and five forwards with them to Naples for tomorrow night’s clash at the San Paolo
Goalkeepers: 1 Handanovic, 30 Carrizo, 46 Berni
Defenders: 5 Juan Jesus, 6 Andreolli, 14 Campagnaro, 15 Vidic, 21 Santon, 22 Dodo, 23 Ranocchia, 26 Felipe, 33 D’Ambrosio
Midfielders: 10 Kovacic, 13 Guarin, 17 Kuzmanovic, 18 Medel, 20 Obi, 77 Brozovic, 88 Hernanes
Forwards: 8 Palacio, 9 Icardi, 11 Podolski, 28 Puscas, 91 Shaqiri
Roberto Mancini is confident that Inter are continuing to make progress despite seeing his side’s run of three straight league wins halted by a narrow defeat to Fiorentina last Sunday. Speaking to the gathered media at the Centro Sportivo Angelo Moratti ahead of tomorrow’s visit to the Stadio San Paolo, the coach opened his press conference by saying:
“It’s going to be a tough game. Napoli may have lost at Torino last time out but they’re having a fantastic season. Regardless of the level of our opponents we must push on with what we’re trying to do here because this team is clearly on an upwards curve. It would do us a world of good if we were able to beat a team that’s higher than us.
A poll conducted by Gazzetta dello Sport found that Milan forward Alessio Cerci (46%) was the only player to receive more of the vote for the worst signing of the window than Podolski (36%) , which is fairly damning for the Germany international.
To say that Podolski has been a major disappointment at Inter is an understatement. He has yet to score since moving to Serie A, has only two shots on target and was the subject of ridicule recently when he took a corner, only to kick the flag before the ball, scuffing his delivery a few feet in front of him.
According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, Thohir expressed his desire to remain in the San Siro and started negotiations with the city council to transform the San Siro into an Inter Milan exclusive facility which will only be available from 2018, the year when AC Milan are set to depart to their new stadium, the Inter President has until the summer to decide what route he will take.
Mohamed Salah secured the 1-0 victory at San Siro this evening, despite the Viola ending with nine men due to injuries.
“We knew Fiorentina were a great team and this was a very balanced encounter. They got the goal and we had chances to equalise.
“We were a little hesitant at the start and that was perhaps the only real problem I saw,” he told Sky Sport Italia.
“We weren’t aggressive enough against a Fiorentina side that passes the ball well. We hoped to do more in attack in the first half, but there weren’t many chances.”
There are ebbs and flows to a season but this was the opportunity for Inter to put pressure on the teams above them, especially Napoli. Instead Inter gave that momentum to Fiorentina who are now within three points of Rafa Benitez’s side.
Inter’s setback left them in eighth, 22 points behind Juventus and left Roberto Mancini lamenting missed chances.
The Nerazzurri face the German side in the Last 16 of the competition, with the first leg at Volkswagen Arena on March 12.
“We’re superstitious, we made sure not to touch the trophy!” Fassone said in an interview with Mediaset after the draw.
“Wolfsburg are a tough opponent, one of the strongest in the draw, but not a frightening one. This shows that the Europa League is growing.
“[Roberto] Mancini is a winning Coach, recent results show we’re on the right path.”