Luciano Spalletti stopped by Inter TV to share his thoughts on the 1-1 draw in the Serie A at the San Siro against former club Roma after a late equalizer by Uruguayan international midfielder Matias Vecino.
“I am interested in the difference between how we began the match and how we ended it. What we did towards the end we did at the end we could also have done from the start. Therefore, we have to play with the conviction that we are a strong team, to hurt teams when they attack us. Instead we became timid and became discouraged. It seems as though we don’t have the character to be at this level” Spalletti began.
The former Roma and Udinese coach was asked if the team showed glimpses of the form they had earlier in the season when they racked up three points replying: “We need to find balance and we need to find it quickly. We need to raise our level without being imbalanced or being timid. If you are afraid that something worse will happen to you then that will surely occur. This is not the way that one arrives to the final result. There are no lifts or elevators but there is a staircase you have to go up and you have to go upwards one step at a time. We have the quality, maybe what we are lacking is individula character. Otherwise I don’t understand.”
How is this problem resolved?
“You take those who play in this manner and you don’t let them play again. If someone is not at Inter’s level he wont play for Inter. It is the same discussion for me, if I don’t deliver results during these two years it is correct to give my job to someone else.”
How does someone make their character more solid?
“When doing something different. No-one brought us to this level, we came here by ourselves. We have to have confidence in our own quality and bring it out every time you play or train. You need to exhibit it time and time again. Many have left the club and then they are sorry. Now that we are here we need to hold on tight to Inter.”