Spalletti: “We were great today, especially Rafinha”

February 12, 2018 10:00
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After finally finding the winning path again against Bologna, Inter coach Luciano Spalletti analysed the game as he talked to Sky Sport: “These were three important points that was liberating, especially for our fans who have been close to us during this tough period. There was always the risk of not finding our way out of the darkness and when you fail to win there are more pitfalls to watch out for. But thanks to our fans, today more than 50 000 who have continued to follow and support us.”

The path: “We have to go easy on the boys because they started the season well and have only lost twice. Those defeats caused a bit of trouble but we have never suffered too many goals and have not missed too  many chances. We need to raise our quality and balance without throwing everything away and today we did that in the best possible way.”

The match: “I have to compliment the guys, because they responded in the right way. Then a couple of unnecessary ball drops happened but we created what we need to create.”

Karamoh: “We need players that add qualities to the team. Karamoh has these skills that make him dangerous in one-on-one situations. He still needs to develop, he drops easy balls sometimes where we end up in an opponent counter attack.”

Character: “Maybe it is true that it is single situations that creates the result, but we performed well overall today. Maybe we do not have as much character as might be expected from a team that plays in Serie A and currently holds the third spot. We are what we do and what we show on the pitch.”

Rafinha: “Rafinha does not have 90 minutes in his legs if we want him in the defense or further up in the pitch. He has great qualities but at the moment he cannot last for the entire game.”

 

Olof Svensson
By Olof Svensson
  • nozanneti

    Santos Futebol Clube
    34’Verissimo Lucas
    47′ Gabriel Barbosa
    Santos 2 : 0 Sao Caetano

  • nozanneti

    Inter look set to possibly lose Milan Skriniar in the summer and the money collected from his potential sale could certainly be used on another outstanding young talent.
    His name is Issa Diop and he is courting envious glances from across Europe after some scintillating performances for Ligue 1 side Toulouse.
    The 21-year-old French centre-back, who has established himself at every international level from Under-16 to Under-21, is a product of the club’s youth system and is set for a promising future in the game.

  • nozanneti

    Inter Milan know they have a fight on their hands to keep hold of Slovakian central defender Milan Skriniar at the end of the current campaign. Barcelona, Manchester City, Paris Saint-Germain and Arsenal are all reported to be ready to make summer offers, the

    Italian side has put a €70M price-tag on their star defender.

    Still under the watchful eye of FIFA and having to adhere to Financial Fair-Play, the Nerazzurri know that if the right offer comes in, they will almost certainly be forced to offload Skriniar.
    Money for transfers will be needed in the summer and with the Chinese government capping the amounts of money that can be exported for leisure purposes, Inter owners, The Suning Group, will not be able to supply Sporting Director Piero Ausilio with the funds he needs so cash will need to be collected from player sales.

  • nozanneti

    how fullish inter treat their youth players.
    google this:
    “The mysterious case of Bocar Djumo” .. 4th from above.

    • il Biscione

      Then there was that Swedish kid Martin Bengtsson who started slitting his wrists, because he felt that living at the Inter’s youth club premises was like a prison. Not the best PR for Inter’s youth system, but hard to say how much the club can be blamed for his mental problems. Interesting story that one anyways.

      • nozanneti

        Martin Bengtsson and the Dark Side of Football — on youtube

        ——————- to me, he sounds like a clever guy much above the most of ordinary players. in football it can be considered as a sort of mental problems. he is a thinker beyond the footballer profession, it simply wasn’t enough to fulfill his delicate spirit …
        ——————- insensitive and superficial club like inter cannot recognize and help such young people …. they rather label him like a “mental issue problem”. :-((

        • il Biscione

          Well he did get depressed so it was psychological issue. Of course them throwing out his stuff out was a dickish move from the clubs staff. That was in 2004, so maybe they have learned something when it comes to handling young players.

          Still, when I listened to his story it sounded more like he wanted to end his life, because he didn’t want to return home Sweden as a failure. He had used his life before that to chase the dream of being a pro footballer in Serie A and not fulfilling it made him feel hopeless. What Inter staff did was they instead of helping deepened his problems. But it’s also hard to spot depression if the person doesn’t speak about it out loud himself.

          Mind can play shitty tricks on you like it did to Adriano for example. That stuff happened in 2004, maybe they deal with players psychological issues better these days? Interesting case nonetheless concerning our beloved club.

          • nozanneti

            What Inter staff did was they instead of helping deepened his problems.
            ——————– :-((

      • nozanneti

        The Italian club refused to comment on the conditions inside their youth academy when contacted by BBC Sport.
        After trials with Chelsea and Ajax, Bengtsson joined Inter at 17 but described his time at the club’s youth academy as like “being in a prison”.
        “I needed to escape and the razors became my way out. I cut as hard as I could, I needed to get out,” he said.

  • nozanneti

    this summer inter MUST SELL PERIŠIĆ, it is “the last train” for inter, especiually if he plays well at WC, and take big money from manu.
    as his replacement inter should go for MARKO PJACA who is not satisfied with juve and has no playing time on his loan in shalke/germany.

    • syahrul sembarang

      Is he stiil good after injury?

      • nozanneti

        he was very good at his start in german team scoring some instant goals, with no injury problems, but their coach is stubborn forcing attacking trio without him and he is very dissapointed.

  • mardo

    Did we look at the same match, Mister? Were we great? I think we were nowhere near word ,,great”… For me its not a great performance when I have to worry and bite my nails until final whistle against midtable team with 10 (9) men in the field and on the own stadium. Only rafinha and karamoh were great and ok, i take result was GREAT for us after 2 months although we almost draw against 10 men in dying minutes again…

    • Stefano

      Lost in translation .
      He said :
      ” We did well “.
      Then he specified what he did well and what not…

    • Wynne Putradana

      I think we are great as if every clear chance translated to be goals. We were just unlucky to make a big win.

  • nozanneti

    Tottenham Hotspur transfer news:
    Spurs, Inter Milan and Roma interested in Real Madrid’s Mateo Kovacic.
    The trio are tracking the Croatian ahead of the summer transfer window and are ready to pounce if he comes on the market. Roma are reportedly at the front of the queue,

    at the moment and their director of football, Monchi, is organising talks with Real Madrid.

    • Wynne Putradana

      We already have rafinha.

  • adk damar

    Borja Brozo Vecino Gagli
    Age 33 25 26 23
    Pos CMR CML DMC DMC
    Apps 29 25 28 27
    Min 2041 911 1721 1229
    Goal 1 4 2 0
    Yellow 3 3 8 5
    Assist 0 4 1 0
    SpG 0,6 1,4 1,6 0,5
    Ps% 91,4 84 87,6 84,7
    Aerial won 0,4 0,4 1,1 2
    MOTM 0 1 0 0

    Faaakkkk Borja,,,slow,blunder,bad tackle
    Brozo with Vecino can improve in the power,endurance,acceleration
    Gagli need to hard work to give his best

    Amala!!!!

    • casperv

      Borja is a cc central midfielder and therefore scores and assist lesser than an attacking midfielder. But his passing is superb and even tackling is ok so can’t compare them

      • adk damar

        I just compare Borja with Brozo. SPALLETOIII really hope more to Borja, like pirlo, but the decreasing performance only helped because there is Vecino as her partner in the previous team. when we compare with De Rossi, Parollo and Biglia at the same age, physically and laboriously he not better. Moreover he can not provide assists or even be a general at the time of transition from attack and defence quickly and effectively, because he is very slow. this is a lega seri A, a league full of tactics, intrigue that requires excellent stamina,
        We a great team at the half a season because our wingers is working, Candre and Pelerisic doing well, the goal not come from the CM action.
        Amala!!!

    • Pradana Gilang

      the moment I realise brozo has 4 goals and 4 assists this season and still booed by fans.

  • solointer

    What about Perisic missing clear chances for months. What Spalleti is trying to do is improve Karamoh so he points out the obvious weakness and hopeful he can develop as for Perisic and Candreva He already know their potential. The only good thing he can do is resting them for now.

  • denton bexley

    Rafihna and Karamoh were the positives from this weekend- If Rafihna hasn’t got 90 minutes in him, we should start him and take him off after an hour. Karamoh should definitely be given a run in the team- I really don’t understand why it’s taken until mid February for him to get his first start!

    • nozanneti

      — If Rafihna hasn’t got 90 minutes in him, we should start him and take him off after an hour.— I agree. it is always better to start successfully and possibly score some goals than to run after result later. borja can jump in later instead of him to preserve the result, in an ideal case.

      • denton bexley

        Hopefully it’s only a matter of time before Rafihna starts to play from the start- at the moment he is the only midfielder in our ranks capable of dribbling, passing forward or shooting!

    • Stefano

      I loved Eder performance too.

  • Aaron

    Lol if Kara lost the ball and gets roasted then imagine Perisic or Candreva who of late ALWAYS turns over possession? Give the kid a break.

    • STFU

      actually i see this as a “break” from spalletti for him, i dont think winding him up with full of praise in front of media will be a good idea, regarding his (karamoh) and our circumstances rn.

      • Aaron

        Ahh well…I just want him to continue to play with confidence.I guess it’s constructive criticism as well but I get where you’re coming from.

  • Interfan99

    Rafinha, karamoh, and eder with great performance.. but cancelo and d ambrosio played well too

    • Stefano

      Exactly.
      People criticize D’Ambro , and I have no idea why , who do they want ? Dalbert ?He is NOT better than D’ambrosio.
      In the end D’ambro he is our safest full back defensivily and the most solid and consistent in the 90 minutes.
      But interistas always criticize their players way too much.
      The treatment of brozo, for example , is way exaggerated:
      He did the assist for the first goal , just like the assist to Eder versus Roma , and if anything else it is too much criticism and anti-brozo hysteria because the mercato is not open right now , we have 5 midfielders for 3 places tiil the end of the season and brozo is still better than gaglia ,so what is the point of destroying brozo right now ?
      What good can come to Inter by doing that ?
      I think that often the worst problem of Inter are the some Inter fans .

      • Interfan99

        What can i say? People criticize brozo because they dont like him as a person… he always try to move the ball forward not like gags who only do the safest pass possible to the side or backways, that’s why he tend to lost the ball.. fact is he’s good enough as a squad player for CL team (and a starter in upper mid table EL team like fiorentina, samp, or atalanta) and fans here talk like he is some serie b material

  • Mohamed Kindi

    Strange to point Karamoah losing ball trying to dig through defenses, and dropping the same issues that happened from Perisic or Candreva and any other attacking wing in the world, defenders in midfield and wing backs must be prepared to cover the gabs and get back the ball, Karamoah is far much better surprise to opponents than Candreva or Cancelo as winger, their game is expected and can be blocked easily.
    Rafinha was a warrior, he must start games, so that we can finish the business earlier in games.

  • Il Principe di Persia

    “he drops easy balls sometimes where we end up in an opponent counter attack.” so Crossdreva will start the next game.

    “Rafinha does not have 90 minutes in his legs” so Brozo-fucking-bitch will start the next game too.

    • denton bexley

      Sad, but probably true!

    • Musavie Abdillah

      Karamoh is young, he’ll get his time. Crossdreva is incumbent at right wing, hope the bench gave him a shock treatment, especially seeing how good Karamoh was, if he use his head right, he must bring his A-game to each fixtures.

      • Il Principe di Persia

        I can’t figure it out what’s the problem with Candreva.

        Is it the age which decreases his abilities this way (and that’s a bit odd, cuz this season he’s too bad to watch, plays like a 35 year old Serie B player), or he’s just too stubborn to insist on something which doesn’t work.

        Btw, Karamoh and Rafinha are the tickets to the top 4 finish.

  • Eshay Hazan

    you cant be great when a mid table team takes control in your home turf with 10 and 9 men. guess hes just trying to encourage his mentally weak ass players

    • JAY

      they almost equalized

  • Ilir

    I’m glad hesaid something good about Karamoh this time

    • Il Principe di Persia

      It’s really annoying, last time when Cancelo played on beast mode, Spalletti told the same!

      Is he blind??? Can’t he see what Brozoshit and Crossdreva is doing to this team game after game?!

      • Abdi

        Why does everyone treat Brozovic like this. He has more assists than Gagliardini, Valero and Vecino put together. He assisted Vecino’s goal against Roma, he assisted Eder’s goal against Crotone and yesterdays Eder goal against Bologna. 3 assists in 4 games. Give him a break. Valero has 0 assists so far and he has played almost every game compared to Brozo who hasn’t even played half that.

        • Aaron

          Because he seriously underperforms…nobody expects goals and assists from valero vecino and gagli…Valero plays too deep of late to do anything offensively..Vecino is a destroyer and gagli arguably plays even less than Brozo so no surprise there.Brozo just has a terrible attitude so it annoys the living shit out of people.See last game for example or the game before that…or that game before that…and it can go all the way back to the start of the season.He’s talented yes but he will reach nowhere with an attitude like that.

        • STFU

          its simply his attitude.

        • Il Principe di Persia

          Your stats means nothing when Crossdreva has 8 assists out of 4210863 crosses!

          The problem with Brozoshit is his attitude and IQ, nobody wants to see a player in this shirt who loses the ball time after time with his poor decision making, can’t pass an easy ball for 2 meters, horrible first touches and all these kinds of brain farts.

          Take a look at the last game, throughout the game he was hiding between the opponents defenders so nobody couldn’t pass the ball to him, he missed a glorious chance with his header to stands in the first half and a good chance of scoring in the box in the second half.

          There is surely “something” when “everyone” treats someone like this.

          • Abdi

            First of all it’s not my stats. It’s his stats. All that you mentioned about him can be forvigen if he saves our asses. If it wasn’t for him we would have lost against Roma for example. I don’t care if he looses all the time. Who else can change the game for us? Gaglia? Vecino? Borja? Perisic? No! Am not Brozo fan by the way.

          • Fahm

            Don’t we forget that he wouldn’t be here if Pastore came through last January. For a player with salary that much, and Spalletti trust him for the starting XI, his performance annoys many of us, inconsistency.

          • Il Principe di Persia

            I know those stats are not yours, I mean the stats u wrote!

            Then, everyone even me and u can have some glimpses here or there in about 20 games, that’s not a miracle.

            Vecino and Borja have had it throughout this season too. Perisic has had so many if u can remember!

            We’re talking about overall performance, mindset, attitude and he’s absolutely shit in all of these aspects

          • Abdi

            I agree with you about everything, he has bad attitude, shitty passing, keeps loosing the ball all time. But all of sudden he gives an assist and Inter get 3 points or saves us from loosing and that’s all i care about. You rather be in 5th place right now? Cause that’s were we would have been without him.

          • Abdi

            There is a reason why Spalletti keeps playing him despite doing all those things you mentioned. He realized he is saving his ass. Otherwise he would have never played another game if he didnt contribute to any points for the team.

          • Il Principe di Persia

            The reason is Spalletti is too damn stubborn, simply put.

            Or, there’s a reason why Spalletti keeps subbing him in the 60th min, and there’s a reason why our team plays much better with Rafinha instead of him.

            And there’s a reason why all the stadium boo him each and every game.

          • Winternazionale

            brozo is the kind of wild player who sometime make less clever decisions but can bring some epic moments, excitements, and good expectations compared to valero gaglia vecino mario kdog and so on.
            pazza inter…

          • Il Principe di Persia

            Sometimes… But most of the times he just jeopardizes our gameplan with his terrible attitude

          • Abdi

            Exactly! Finally someone who understands things. That’s what i have been trying to tell these guys.

          • JAY

            kdog is on another level right now worth 50m again

          • Winternazionale

            yes indeed… valencia level… lol

          • JAY

            nope, world class level

          • Stefano

            Ok , but what is the point of the anti -brozo hysteria and total hate from some fans , at the Meazza or here in this forum?
            What is the point of destroying him?
            What is the point of all the ” Go away brozo shit ! (where ? He has a contract , do you guys know what a conrtract is ?) I don’t want to see this piece of shit anymore !!!” .. and all that insanity?
            What good can come to Inter out of that ?
            The mercato is closed .
            We have 5 midf. left for 3 spots ,one is Rafinha who is very strong but can’t play 90 min yet and who knows how is fitness will be later, the other one is gaglia who is certainly not much better than brozo, actually worse .
            So, till the end of the season ..WE NEED BROZO TOO !
            Isn’t that obvious enough ?
            Sometimes I think the worst Inter problems are some of its fans .

          • Il Principe di Persia

            The guy needs a hard kick in his ass to improve his attitude, take a look at himself and get his shit together!

        • revyrain

          More assist? of course, he is generally playing more upfront than the other names you mentioned.

          Brozo plays as AMC most of the time, he HAD to make some assists. how is it you compare him with defensive midfielders !?

          Spall play him most likely just to showcase for potential buyers from England. Once Rafinha is fully fit, Brozo will warm the bench and be sold next summer. Or so I hoped.

          • Abdi

            Borja hasn’t played AMC? He has many times, with Gaglia and Vecino behind him. Still Borja has zero assists. And i never said Brozovic is a good player. He is just better than Borja, Vecino and Gagliardini at making assists and scoring goals. Rafinha is of course better than Brozovic even when he is not fully fit.

      • Ilir

        Honestly i always liked Brozo more than any other midfilder , he can be a specialist on assists if he listens more and behaves better i think his problem is that he gets tired easy and Spalletti probably likes him too since he is playing a lot …. i was never a fan of Candreva Joao Mario or Vecino , Borja Valro is good only for 20 min no more

      • adk damar

        SPALLETOIII really hope more to Borja, like Pirlo, but the decreasing performance only helped because there is Vecino as her partner in the previous team. when we compare with De Rossi, Parollo and Biglia at the same age, physically and laboriously the battle is lost. moreover he can not provide assists or even be a general at the time of transition from attack and defence quickly and effectively, because he is very slow. this is a lega seri A, a league full of tactics, intrigue that requires excellent stamina, if I prefer local players who know culture and tactics italian football.
        Brozoshit is actually still better at attacking because he’s more productive, it’s just that I see physically and emotionally he’s still not in the top-level player.
        need players with the speed and strength to be able to display a good attacking football.
        We a great team at the half a season because our wingers is working, Candre and Pelerisic doing well, the goal not come from the CM action.SPALLETOIII really hope more to Borja, like pirlo, but the decreasing performance only helped because there is Vecino as her partner in the previous team. when we compare with De Rossi, Parollo and Biglia at the same age, physically and laboriously the battle is lost. moreover he can not provide assists or even be a general at the time of transition from attack and defence quickly and effectively, because he is very slow. this is a lega seri A, a league full of tactics, intrigue that requires excellent stamina, if I prefer local players who know culture and tactics italian football.
        Brozoshit is actually still better at attacking because he’s more productive, it’s just that I see physically and emotionally he’s still not in the top-level player.
        need players with the speed and strength to be able to display a good attacking football.
        We a great team at the half a season because our wingers is working, Candre and Pelerisic doing well, the goal not come from the CM action.
        Amala!!!

    • kofko

      Where. I did not hear anything good. The guy has been given mom by most media but Spalletti had to criticise. No wonder your team is in the shit mister. How can you criticise someone that saved your ass. Why did you not mention anything about as being shit again and risking getting humiliated by a mid table team playing with 9 men. Shit manager, shit players = the reality

  • BlackSamurai

    liverpool will come and offer 10 mil for karamoh.

    • Adi Zuta

      And ausilo still give them 2 milion of discount

      • nozanneti

        hahaha,… true about discount ! LOL.

    • adk damar

      Faakk Looserfull a.k.a bango

    • nozanneti

      what are we ?
      outlet store ?!?!

    • fcinter1908

      Then liverfool will sell him and get 100mill as usual ^_^