Javier Zanetti has reassured Inter fans that Suning Group offer guarantees for success and is ignoring Milan’s “very different” path.
In a wide-ranging, second part of his interview with Gazzetta dello Sport on Wednesday, Zanetti explained the various initiatives that Inter had embarked on under Suning Group and the reasons behind them.
“Three years as an executive? It was a great experience, I studied a lot, I continue to do so and I’m starting to feel complete in this role,” continued the club legend.
Javier Zanetti believes Sunday’s derby between Inter and Milan will be “a unique experience” and ‘decisive’ for the Champions League.
Inter will extend their lead on Milan to 10 points with victory at San Siro, and Zanetti was under no illusions as to the importance of the inter-city clash.
“I expect further signals of growth in all respects,” the defender-turned-Vice-President told Gazzetta dello Sport.
“A victory would increase the self-esteem of a group that are already showing compactness and totally involved in their new technical course.
“Spalletti dedicates all of himself to work, he’s always on the job and he has a top coaching team behind him.
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Fabio Capello insists “there are five teams in the fight” for this season’s Scudetto, but he sees Juventus as favourites.
The veteran Coach is currently at Jiangsu Suning, but he found the time to talk to La Nazione about the Serie A title race, with three of his former clubs fighting for the title.
“Is it between Juventus and Napoli? I wouldn’t say that,” Capello told the newspaper.
“Inter are in it, Roma are there too, and we have to give them time to get back to being teams, in the true meaning of the term. Milan also have a good squad.
In an exclusive interview with Gazzetta Dello Sport, former Inter great Walter Samuel discussed the current state of the Argentine national team and this weekend’s Derby di Milano.
The Argentine was a key man in the Nerazzurri’s treble-winning side of 2010, and he spoke to Gazzetta dello Sport about this weekend’s derby.
“The table says Inter will win, but there are no favourites in a derby,” Samuel pointed out.
“It’s not decisive, but it’s fundamental. I’d be lying if I said it was a game like the others. The truth is that it’s worth at least a month in the league, one way or the other.
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The Milan derby trash talking has began, and the first salvo came from an unlikely source as current Milan director Marco Fassone has likened Inter to a beautiful yet disorganized woman.
Ahead of the derby this weekend, Fassone was discussing Inter when he made a curious comparison but believes they are in a much healthier position with Luciano Spalletti now in charge.
“Inter is a club which has always needed a strong man and personality on the bench, like a [Jose] Mourinho or [Roberto] Mancini,” Fassone told Guerin Sportivo.
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The FIFA international jinx has hit Inter again as Marcelo Brozovic was forced off during Croatia’s 1-1 draw with Finland last Friday, and tests on Monday brought about unwanted news for Nerazzurri fans.
“Early in the afternoon, the Inter midfielder Marcelo Brozovic had medical tests at the Istituto Clinico Humanitas in Rozzano after being injured during Croatia vs. Finland last Friday,” read a statement on Inter’s official website.
“The tests revelead damage to his left soleus muscle and the player’s condition will continue to be evaluated in the coming days. ”
Inter coach Luciano Spalletti praised the talents of Marcelo Brozovic after the midfielder’s brace sealed a 2-1 win at Benevento.
In only his third Serie A match of the season, Croatia international Brozovic duly delivered by netting twice inside the opening 22 minutes.
The 24-year-old’s double, the second of which was a spectacular free-kick, earned the Nerazzurri a sixth win in seven league games and lifted them at least momentarily into second.
And while calls have been made for Inter to strengthen their attack with a second striker, Spalletti insists he is happy with the contribution of his attacking midfielders.
Mauro Icardi’s wife and agent, Wanda, says the striker could remain as Inter captain for the rest of his career.
The Argentinian international has six goals in six Serie A games this season, but that doesn’t necessarily mean he’ll be leaving the club if a big offer comes in.
“Could Icardi remain as Inter captain forever?” Wanda considered, speaking at the launch of her new book.
“I’m an Interista, so I hope so. I hope Mauro will stay, he only has one thing on his mind. He’s stubborn, and he’ll achieve his dreams. He’s always said he wants to win with Inter.
Danilo D’Ambrosio returned to scoring on Sunday, with his late goal crucially helping Inter win their fifth domestic game of the season. Here was what he had to say exclusively to the Inter Channel and live on Facebook.
“It wasn’t a great game, although that’s mostly because they pressed us well and we struggled a lot. Bologna opened up and left us with space but today we struggled to move the ball because of how slow we were.”
In less than 20 minutes of action on Sunday, Yann Karamoh left a lasting impression of the club, its fans, and the media. The ex-Caen player came on for Borja Valero in the 72nd minute in their clash with 9-man Genoa, which, at the time, was scoreless. The home side went to score the winner from Danielo D’Ambrosio in the 87th minute, but not without critical contributions from Karamoh.
Prior to the match, manager Luciano Spalletti praised the young player’s pace and suggested he’d play a role against Genoa.
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