Legendary former Inter defender Beppe Bergomi has criticized the Nerazzurri for their handling of the financial and transfer situation at the club this summer.
Speaking to Milan-based newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport in an interview published in yesterday’s print edition, the former defender echoed the frustrations of supporters who feel let down after the club’s decision to sell two important players in the form of Achraf Hakimi and Romelu Lukaku.
The decision to sell two key members of the squad which won the Scudetto last season was not an easy one, and it was the result of important reasons given the club’s circumstances, a fact which Bergomi acknowledges.
However, he still considers their conduct to have been the wrong way of dealing with a difficult situation.
For Bergomi, the main issue is that Lukaku’s departure to Chelsea came as a shock to most fans, with the club having given no indication that such an important player would be allowed to leave.
This given that the expectation having been that the Belgian would be a part of next season’s Scudetto defense until only a few days before he was to be sold.
“Personally, I expected this crazy summer,” Bergomi explained, “if Oriali makes certain statements and then Conte leaves, it is clear that you are expecting to lose other important players.”
“I feel very sorry for the Nerazzurri fan who is the most passionate and has always filled the San Siro when he could.
“The fan understands the [financial] needs if you explain them to him and illustrate a path of growth – after all, everyone has the good of Inter at heart,” he continued.
However, he stated that “I think something is missing from the point of view of communication, deceiving everyone by saying that it would be enough to sell just one player.”