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Mancini: ‘No Problems With Thohir’

roberto-mancini-imInter Coach Roberto Mancini disputed recent reports that he is unhappy at the club and said that he and club President Erick Thohir are on the same page as to the plans for the club.

The Nerazzurri appear unlikely to qualify for the Champions League this season, leading to suggestions they will be forced to cut back in the transfer market.

“Thohir? I think his goal is the same as everyone’s,” Mancini told reporters in his Press conference ahead of the Napoli game.

“That’s to improve the team every year. I don’t think there are any differences [between us].

“Inter have to be careful of Financial Fair Play for some time, I knew that before and it’ll be the same for some time. We’ll try our best not to make mistakes.

“Will I stay? I can’t keep answering that same question!”

Mancini was then asked about some of this summer’s big name signings, including Geoffrey Kondogbia and Ivan Perisic, who have both underwhelmed in their first season in Serie A.

“Perisic needed time to understand Italian football, he’s had less physical problems than Kondogbia, he was coming from a tournament with more competition [the Bundesliga].

“In France, [Ligue 1] there were only Paris Saint-Germain and Monaco last year, so Geoffrey will need some more time.

“He’s been on the bench lately because of a recent injury, otherwise he’d have always played. He’s fine now.

“Alex Telles is young, he came to Galatasaray after six months in Brazil. He needs to work and adapt to Italian football. He has quality, he just needs time.”

Finally, the Coach was asked about Caner Erkin, who has been reportedly agreed personal terms with Inter for next season.

“I’ve seen him play, he’s maturing like others,” Mancini acknowledged.

“When it comes to the transfer market he could be a good solution, he’s at an age where he could guarantee quality and experience.

“But there’s a long way from here to go until we can say what we’ll do.”

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