Inter Sporting Director Piero Ausilio: “Barcelona Did Not Want To Let Rafinha Leave”

Inter Sporting Director Piero Ausilio: “Barcelona Did Not Want To Let Rafinha Leave”
January 21, 2018 20:44
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Inter’s Sporting Director Piero Ausilio stopped by Premium Sport for his traditional pre-match interview ahead of tonight’s Serie A clash between Inter and AS Roma at the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza in Milano’s San Siro district.

Ausilio began by analyzing the match and its importance in finishing in the top 4 saying: “I will onyl talk about tonight’s match. Tonight we restart, we’ve lived through a difficult period but we are still on course to achieving the goals we set out in the beginning of the season. This match is valuable but not decisive, other matches will be decisive.

“The break has been a bit special, we have onyl worked for a week. We were playign for a long run maybe it was important to take a break. The most important thing was to demonstrate that Inter with this new project could transmit a winning mentality in the long run, that is up until December. However, we played one of the best halves we have this season against Udinese and we missed a penalty against Sassuolo. We were winnign against Fiorentina absurdly but we dropped in the end. Spalletti has prepared everything for tonight and it couldn’t have been any different” Ausilio stated.

In conclusion he was asked about the club’s continued dealings on the transfer window as well as the Rafinha negotiations saying: “The transfer window is unpredictable, we could end up staying with this squad. No-one has asked us to leave, we don’t want to let our best players leave but we remain attentive for opportunities like the one which brought us Lisandro Lopez. Rafinha was difficult because Barcelona did not want to let him leave other than on a dry loan. But we are Inter we can’t work for the good of others, we worked on the redemption clause prior to wrapping up the deal. We like to work on players that can stay at Inter in the future as well, if not then we aren’t interested.”

By Nima Tavallaey Roodsari
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