Inter CEO Beppe Marotta discussed the Nerazzurri’s thoughts ahead of this evening’s clash against Atalanta, the club’s interest of Tottenham’s Tanguy Ndombélé and Croatian midfielder Marcelo Brozovic in an interview with Italian broadcaster DAZN before the game.
First, he discussed whether there is pressure on the squad, considering their Europa League clash against Getafe next week.
“The same as the daily talks we have, we are a club that wants a squad that aims to do their duty and maximize their performance on the pitch.”
The former Juventus executive discussed the situation surrounding Marcelo Brozovic. The 27-year-old Croatian midfielder was recently forced to apologize to Carabinieri for shouting and screaming at doctors and nurses at an emergency room in a hospital in Milan.
“We’ll be playing soon, then we’ll examine him calmly. A sanction? That seems pretty obvious to me.”
Marotta refused to give any details regarding the Nerazzurri’s interested in Spurs’ 23-year-old French midfielder, who hasn’t impressed coach Jose Mourinho this season.
“Every day there’s talk of negotiations being entered, all theories. In practice we will address the question of strengthening a squad at the appropriate time. A squad that deserves great respect for the very important journey they underwent this year. We will evaluate all opportunities when everything is over.”
Finally, Marotta confirmed that the club have no intention of signing Barcelona star Lionel Messi, detailing how he hadn’t promised coach Antonio Conte the Argentine star.
“I’ll just say this is fantasy football.”
A win against Atalanta this evening would see Inter finish the season in second place.