Ex-Inter Coach Walter Mazzarri: “We Were At A Low Point As A Team”

Ex-Inter Coach Walter Mazzarri: “We Were At A Low Point As A Team”
October 5, 2019 12:20
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Torino coach Walter Mazzarri spoke to Italian media outlet Sky Sports yesterday to discuss his experience at Inter, where he was coach between 2013 to 2014.

“Every experience for a character like mine is positive, even though certain things were said at the time and then didn’t happen. I left very well with Massimo Moratti; he chose me because at the time the club was having difficulties. I was the last coach chosen by the Moratti family, before me there was a year of disputes and they had to dispose of an era, that of the Treble, of which there were nine players leaving. I didn’t understand that the president was about to sell. I like to have the numbers talk, the dismissal came after a game with Verona where we were winning 2-1 but we were at a low point and had just come back from a European away match. Nico Lopez’s 2-2 was resounding, and it blew up the bank.”

Mazzarri also discussed on his infamous post-game phrase, ‘And then it started to rain’.

“That phrase was taken without context. I wanted to say that we came back from a European away game, we were at a low point as a team and there were ten of us, saying that it started to rain I wanted to say that the field had become heavy and put us in trouble. But at that moment we preferred to put the blame to a coach who never had a lack of clarity by making him pass for someone who wanted to make excuses. Those words were exploited, and it hurts, it seems unfair to you. There was no chance to explain it like that and it was bad. I felt nauseous about those things, that’s why I went to England: I wanted to detoxify myself of certain things that, at a certain point in my career, you think you don’t deserve. I returned to Italy because Torino wanted me and I had regained my enthusiasm, but the nausea remained.”

By Apollo Heyes


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