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Mancini Criticizes USA Tour Schedule

inter-tour-2016Inter boss Roberto Mancini has not been happy throughout much of Inter’s USA Tour. From his contract status to the future of captain Mauro Icardi, Mancini has had to deal with a lot of off the pitch issues.

He has not been happy either with the timing and scheduling of the tour, which he commented on after the weekend’s 4-1 defeat to Bayern Munich.

“You shouldn’t play three games in six days when the players are in pre-season. It was the sort of game where everything went wrong for us – we failed to impose ourselves.

“Obviously we’re missing too many players. The positive thing is that the guys here have put miles on the clock.

“The matches are great here, but there’s a risk of creating problems for your preparation.

“Is everyone ready for Oslo? Yes, even those who are in Brunico apart from Eder who was last to arrive and perhaps Gary Medel too because he came back after the others.

“It was very difficult to play three games in six days with pretty much the same 11 players. I’m feeling calm because I’m doing my job on the pitch. We’ve spoken with the club: we met and talked things through. When we get back to Appiano Gentile, we’ll see if there’s any news. I don’t know what will happen.

“Ever Banega and Marcelo Brozovic will be key because they are strong players with quality. Let’s see if we get anyone else in. Mauro Icardi is our captain.

“Coaching and building an increasingly stronger team motivates me. Every club works hard to improve.”

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