Italian journalist Fabrizio Biasin criticised Inter coach Antonio Conte and his decisions in yesterday’s derby defeat to AC Milan in today’s paper edition of the Milano based newspaper Libero.
“Antonio Conte earns more or less five times what his colleagues earn. Here it is not a question of saying ‘take money away from the Puglian fat cat’, if anything ‘make that salary make sense’.
“Yesterday the former Italy coach did not earn his wages. In extraordinary cases like this, a coach earning €11 million a year can and must do only one thing: change.”
He commented on how the Inter squad have been built exactly to Conte’s specific requests, with the club even changing their transfer market policy to better match the coach’s needs.
“Inter are a team built in the image and likeness of their coach, especially in the way it has been put together to win the league title, playing a few balls.
“Can they do it? Yes, calmly. Provided that Antonio Conte decides to have more influence on a team built according to his every request.”
Finally, Biasin did not want to hear any complaints that the 51-year-old Italian coach did not receive his top transfer target, Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante.
“But ‘they didn’t sign Kanté for him!’ As if he were necessary.”
Inter are now sixth in the league table after four games, disappointing considering their initial strong start to the season.
The Nerazzurri won their first two games against Fiorentina and Benevento, before suffering a 1-1 draw with Lazio before the international break.
The club will now have to bounce back with a win against German side Borussia Monchengladbach in their Champions League opener next week on Wednesday, before they face Genoa in the league on Saturday.