Inter owner Steven Zhang has shown his happiness over the appointment of Simone Inzaghi as head coach, but is wary of the need to sell players, according to an Italian broadcaster today.

Speaking during a TV interview with Sky Sports, Steven Zhang expressed great excitement at what the former Lazio boss is able to bring to Inter.

“It immediately becomes clear that Simone is a coach aligned with the club and, at the same time, experienced and able to compete both in Italy and in Europe. He is young and with great potential and is suited to the shape of our team, he fits well.”

It is clear however that the owner is very wary of the fact that the club must raise roughly €100 million from player sales this summer if they are to balance the books. This could make it very hard for Simone Inzaghi to retain the Serie A title that Inter won under Antonio Conte in 2020/21.

“Specifically, the goal is to reduce costs, build the team together with the coach, remain competitive, and at the same time obtain revenues from the market.”

Steven Zhang seems to have his sights set on the 2022/23 season where he hopes Inter’s balance sheets will make for better reading so that the club will be able to compete properly both in Italy and in the Champions League.

“It is important to compete at the highest levels both in Italy and in Europe. In Europe for a club like Inter it is important not only in terms of sport but also for economic reasons.”