Inter CEO Beppe Marotta has given his views on a a number of key issues at the Nerazzurri, and spoken about the direction of the club at the moment.
Speaking to Italian broadcaster RAI Radio 1, Marotta gave an appraisal of the way that the transfer market has affected the Nerazzurri and Serie A as a whole, and provided his insights on how the club have coped with a difficult summer.
Firstly, the CEO spoke about the international break, and the difficulties which it poses to clubs given that players are away with national teams amid the ongoing pandemic, and that many clubs including Inter may not have players return in time to be available for fixtures immediately after the break.
“I thank [Italian FA President Gabriele] Gravina [Serie A President Paolo] Dal Pino for the attention they are giving to this very important issue,” he said.
“We must consider that the club must always be at the centre of the situation and consequently face a league matchday and the following first day of the Champions League,” he went on.
“The return of the league with our players in less than optimal conditions represents a significant damage that every club suffers from.”
Next, the CEO spoke about his impression of what this Serie A season will be like, given that a number of major players have departed from and joined top clubs, and given that so many managerial changes have been made with the Nerazzurri being no exception on either of these fronts.
“This start suggests that the favourites are the same as ever,” he said.
“The Italian league has lost some resources, some important players, but has grown in the coaching aspect, even the arrival of Mourinho has aroused new interest.”
He continued, “I am sure that the league will rise again after this period of great financial contraction that has affected the economy and also the transfers of the individual clubs.”
Marotta outlined the Nerazzurri’s strategy for dealing with a difficult market, stating that “It is a complicated market, after all the difficulties that are gripping Inter at the moment are the same as those we find at many other clubs.”
He went on, “We need to give space to creativity, to the competence of the individual technical staff to try to make up for the lack of investments which were commonplace prior to this pandemic.”
The CEO closed by speaking about the striker partnership of Lautaro Martinez and new signing Joaquin Correa, stating, “Yes, they are a great duo and we are very happy about it.”