Italian football journalist Fabrizio Biasin has revealed that it is thanks to Inter chief executive Giuseppe ‘Beppe’ Marotta that a truce was reached with Inter manager Antonio Conte following his most recent public outburst.
After the season finale with Atalanta, Conte added to his list of public outbusts this term with another and this has cast a shadow over his future as the club’s manager.
Following a meeting with Marotta a truce was reached and Biasin believes that the truce has been a success so far.
“After the statements made by Conte post-Atalanta, Marotta intervened to sign a kind of truce which now, also thanks to the good results, is turning into real peace,” he explained in an interview with Italian radio station Radio 24 earlier on today.
“Conte has built a group of professionals before players and has selected them one by one. It is no coincidence that during the year no one complained if they didn’t play.”
Biasin then went on to admit that he was wrong to judge Inter striker Romelu Lukaku like he did upon the Belgian national team player’s club record arrival at Inter ahead of this season.
In his first campaign with the club Lukaku has netted 31 goals in 49 appearances across all competitions to date and has broken several records along the way including Inter records, Serie A records and European competitions records.
“I was wrong with the line I took about Lukaku last Summer. He is very good on and off the pitch and I have never seen such a strong player with his back to goal.”