Italian football journalist Paolo Ziliani has taken to social media platform Twitter to share his criticism of Inter manager Antonio Conte due to the way in which Inter have started their Champions League group stage campaign.
Inter drew their opening match at home to Borussia Monchengladbach last week and followed that result up with a goalless draw against reigning Ukrainian Premier League champions Shakhtar Donetsk in their most recent Champions League group stage match, which took place on Tuesday evening.
Inter went into both games as media favourites but rather than come away with wins in each, Inter find themselves with just two points from a possible six, which leaves them sitting in third place in group B ahead of next week’s meeting against group favourites Real Madrid.
Ziliani took to Twitter and shared his belief that given how much Conte is being paid and some of the players he has at his disposal means Inter should have maximum points.
Ziliani posted: “I know it’s a statement that will be taken to be populist, but for a coach paid 12 million (not Spalletti) who had Lukaku, Hakimi, Barella and Vidal I would expect, once in my life, to meet M.gladbach and Shakhtar (I’m not saying Bayern and City) and win 6 points.”
So che è un discorso che sarà preso per populista, ma da un allenatore pagato 12 milioni (mica Spalletti) che ha avuto Lukaku, Hakimi, Barella e Vidal mi aspetterei, una volta nella vita, di incontrare M.gladbach e Shakhtar (non dico Bayern e City) e fare 6 punti.#ShakhtarInter
— Paolo Ziliani (@ZZiliani) October 27, 2020