On this day in 2010, Inter beat Bayern Munich 2-0 in the Champions League final to secure a historic Treble.
The Nerazzurri had won three Scudetti in a row under Roberto Mancini, but he was replaced by Jose Mourinho with the intention of conquering Europe.
The Portuguese fell short in his first season, losing to Manchester United in the Last 16.
Despite retaining Serie A, it was clear that only a Champions League triumph would ensure than Mourinho’s spell at San Siro was seen as a success, and he achieved it in emphatic fashion.
Media speculation continues to grow that Manchester United want to sign Ivan Perisic this summer and are prepared to meet Inter’s valuation of €55 million (£46.9m) to €60m (£51.2m) for the winger.
“I have no doubts that Inter have a plan to sell Perisic and Marcelo Brozovic this summer,” agent Tonci Martic told Croatian site Vecernji.
“Even if there has long been speculation about the €60m that Manchester United offered for Perisic, I discovered that Ivan has a better and much more attractive option than Manchester, but it’s all being kept very quiet.
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Inter director Piero Ausilio insists Suning “could comfortably buy Cristiano Ronaldo, but can’t because of Financial Fair Play. Gabigol? I can’t explain that…”
The Nerazzurri chief spoke to students at a class in the Universita degli Studi in Milan this evening, with the transcript provided by Calciomercato.com.
“You cannot have a project without consistency in the directors and the owners. We are in our third year and start again with a new project.
“We abandoned the concept of the wonderful Massimo Moratti ownership, a family affair, with a precise idea. Moratti was all about passion, not business. He never made a Euro from Inter, but was simply happy to emulate the achievements of his father.
Caretaker manager Stefano Vecchi says that the club will take action after Gabigol stormed off the bench after realizing that he would not be coming into the game on Sunday.
Vecchi introduced Gabriel ‘Gabigol’ Barbosa in his first game, but the Brazilian was not called upon at the Olimpico.
“Perhaps the expectations were a bit too high from the fans, the club and media for Gabigol. It’s not exclusively the fault of the Coach. He has good qualities and must put those to work for the team.”
When Vecchi completed his substitutions by introducing Ever Banega, Gabriel Barbosa walked off the bench and back into the locker room.
Caretaker manager Stefano Vecchi admits he doesn’t know what the ‘real Inter’ is after beating Lazio, but the club will take action after Gabigol walked off.
“The real Inter? It’s a bit of what we saw last week and a bit of tonight’s performance,” Vecchi told Mediaset Premium after a 3-1 victory at nine-man Lazio.
“This Inter has players of character and today I’d like to give credit to those who wore this jersey from the start, like Marco Andreolli and Davide Santon, like Andrea Pinamonti who came on for 10 minutes.”
Inter ended an eight-match winless run in Serie A as they came from behind to beat nine-man Lazio 3-1 at the Stadio Olimpico on Sunday.
The visitors headed into the contest knowing European football was beyond them, city rivals AC Milan having earlier wrapped up the final Europa League spot.
But they still produced an impressive fightback to give caretaker boss Stefano Vecchi something to smile about after his first game following Stefano Pioli’s exit ended in a 2-1 loss to Sassuolo.
It had looked as if it was going to be another miserable 90 minutes for the Nerazzurri when Keita Balde put Lazio ahead from the penalty spot in the 18th minute.
Inter sporting director Piero Ausilio has been speaking to the Italian media about the press and their need to come up with news stories each day and how Inter have shot themselves in the foot this season.
“We started with the enthusiasm of the new property, there was a coach who started the preparation and then to one week from ‘beginning of the season, for many reasons, you decide to send him away and he left him. And so we went on a coach who did not know Italian football.
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In the news conference before Inter’s trip to Rome to face Lazio, Stefano Vecchi was asked for his thoughts on his Nerazzurri side’s preparations for the match.
“The team demonstrated during the week that they do not want to finish the season in this way. It was a better week than the previous one; the players have got used to our way of doing things,” he said.
When asked about the potential involvement of Gabriel Barbosa and Andrea Pinamonti, he commented:
“Gabriel needs to play; he’s found it hard going here because there are top players ahead of him in the pecking order. Eder, for example, has often been out but he’s a starter for the national team.
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Inter’s trip to the capital on Sunday has been made a lot more difficult with the news that the Nerazzurri will be without Mauro Icardi, Cristian Ansaldi, Joao Miranda and Geoffrey Kondogbia for Sunday’s match.
Icardi, who just received his first call to the Argentina squad for several years, will miss the match due to a muscular injury.
Ansaldi and Miranda are also injured while Kondogbia continues his two-match ban. Some positive news is that Gary Medel returns from suspension.
So with no Icardi, does Stefano Vecchi go with two up-front? Or who will the lone striker be?
After apparently failing to persuade Diego Simeone and Antonio Conte to leave their current currents for the shambles that is Inter, Sunning have reportedly turned to the next name on their ever-growing list of managerial candidates, Tottenham Hotspur boss Pochettino.
According to Sky Italia, Inter sporting director Piero Ausilio is flying to London this week to hold talks over a proposed move to bring the Tottenham boss to the San Siro.
Inter can reportedly buy Pochettino out of his current contract by paying Tottenham £4.2m and are willing to offer him a deal worth £8.5m-a-year.