Inter CEO Beppe Marotta believes that the club’s poor results as of late are not coach Luciano Spalletti’s fault when speaking to the gathering press during an event in Turin.
“The coach has nothing to do with our problems in the sense that the problems arise objectively, regardless of who the coach is. Spalletti is doing his job in the best way possible, and we must reach this important objective [of qualifying for the Champions League] with him.”
“We’re not looking for excuses, but we had nine players missing, not just Icardi. We must learn from this defeat and look to the future. Reserve teams are a requirement for our entire football movement. I think it’s necessary to get as many clubs involved as possible. We’re very bitter about our elimination from the Europa League. It hurts us.”
“The future is the match against Milan. We need to bring out even more pride and sense of belonging, both of which are crucial elements for achieving any important objective. The game, despite how important it is, won’t be decisive. It’ll give us the opportunity to show the qualities we have within us.”
“I consider Inter to be in a phase of corporate growth. The objective for this season can only be fourth place. It’s not easy to accomplish because we’re competing with some top sides, but we absolutely have what it takes.”
In conclusion Marotta was asked about the Icardi situation stating that: “There’s no news with Icardi. I don’t have anything else to add, but I’m always optimistic because I always think common sense prevails, so I think we’ll all end up being satisfied in the end.”