Inter CEO Beppe Marotta discussed the Nerazzurri’s second place finish in the league, the difference between themselves and Juventus and the possibility of signing Barcelona star Lionel Messi in an interview with Italian broadcaster Sky Sports Italia immediately after the game.
“Second place is the confirmation of a project that has been underway since the beginning of this season. The fact that we have matched the points earned in the Treble season, that we have set the away goals record and maintained the best defense in the league are great facts, but the priority is to have created a model for the seasons to follow. So, I have to thank the management for the support given to the team.”
The Nerazzurri CEO touched on the differences between Inter and Juventus.
“I would talk about mentality, we have to think in a winning way, thinking about bringing home the result, fighting for every point and maybe sometimes putting the idea of a good game in the background.
“Thinking back to some points dropped along the way there’s a certain regret, but it’s not easy to find a coach like Conte who is capable of achieving results like that in his first year, he should be praised.”
Finally, Marotta touched on the possibility of the club signing Barcelona star Lionel Messi, whose contract expires with the Blaugrana at the end of next season.
“We have to be realistic, it’s a dream. These are fantasies, Messi is an absolute top player who is with his ideal club like Barcelona, where I think he will end his career. So, I repeat that this is a pure dream.”
Inter finish the 2019/20 Serie A season in second place with 82 points, one point behind winners Juventus. The Nerazzurri are looking to strengthen their squad as much as possible this summer in order to further close the gap between themselves and Juventus and to fight for the league title next season.
Inter’s next game is against Spanish side Getafe in the Europa League next week, in what could be Chilean forward Alexis Sanchez’s last game with the Nerazzurri.