Inter Legend Walter Zenga: “Nerazzurri Need Antonio Conte To Stay, Questionable Refereeing Against Juventus”

Inter Legend Walter Zenga: “Nerazzurri Need Antonio Conte To Stay, Questionable Refereeing Against Juventus”
May 18, 2021 09:30
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Inter would be far better off keeping Antonio Conte as their head coach next season, according to Nerazzurri legend Walter Zenga.

Conte’s future remains uncertain because he has yet to meet with Inter president Steven Zhang and discuss Suning’s plans for the club.

He is thought to want reassurance over Suning’s ambitions for Inter before committing his future to the Nerazzurri, with reports circling that the club might need to sell one or more key players.

“I don’t know if Conte will stay,” Zenga, who helped Inter win the Serie A title in 1989, told Domenica Sportiva on Rai Sport.

“They’ll sit down together and sort things out like they did last summer.

“I think it’s in Inter’s best interests that he stays, but there are issues at play which are greater than us.”

Zenga also offered his thoughts on Inter’s controversial 3-2 defeat at Juventus in the Derby d’Italia, for which referee Gianpaolo Calvarese has received widespread criticism.

“The decisive incidents in the game were clear,” Inter’s former goalkeeper explained.

“But as both teams feel hard done by with the decisions, the refereeing performance ought to be analysed.

“Inter didn’t play a great first half, but then in the second half when it was 11-vs-10 we had territorial dominance, without creating a huge amount.”

Zenga was then asked to comment on Jose Mourinho’s appointment as Roma’s head coach, following the Special One’s legendary two-year spell in charge of Inter more than a decade ago.

“It’s certainly a great choice, Mourinho will bring added value to Serie A as a league,” Zenga added.

By Will Beckman