Nerazzurri sporting director Piero Ausilio found time to squeeze in an interview before kick-off in Juventus v Inter.
“We’ve got 12 matches to go, enough but not loads. We need to add consistency to our performances.”
“A stratospheric offer for Diego Simeone? I’d like to use €100 million on something else. I laugh at reports like this, as should everybody else. Roberto Mancini is at the heart of our project. We would have liked to have been further ahead but we know that these things take time. With patience and hard work, we’ll get there. I think Mancini is happy at Inter and the same is true for us. He still has time in his career for the national team.”
One of the former Inter players in this game in Hernanes: “We have a relationship built on mutual respect between the directors at both of our clubs. We calmly let Hernanes go at the end of the transfer window because the offer was right. Finally, Ausilio had a few words to say on the end of the season for the Nerazzurri and Ever Banega. “We did fantastically until 6 January, nobody expected that Inter would be first. The drop-off in results was perhaps excessive compared to the performances. We need to grow, the team is still young and when you make a lot of changes you need a bit of time. The tough patch probably went on for too long but now we need to fight for our objectives. Bringing Banega in is a possibility.”