Inter CEO Beppe Marotta has praised the work already done by Nerazzurri head coach Simone Inzaghi since his appointment from Lazio at the beginning of the summer.
Speaking in a press conference ahead of Inter’s match against Sampdoria this afternoon, the CEO gave his thoughts on the club’s situation and on their approach to today’s Serie A clash.
Inter endured a tough summer transfer window, losing two key players in the form of Romelu Lukaku and Achraf Hakimi after seeing the departure of manager Antonio Conte, but they have replaced those who have seen the exit door and started the season strongly.
Marotta spoke very highly of Inzaghi and of the impact he has had since coming in to take the place of Conte, emphasizing the speedy nature of the transformation that the former Bianzocelesti boss brought to the club in a time of adversity.
“We must always get the most out of every match,” he said, “every match must be approach with the intention of getting the most out of it. The fact of being far ahead of Juve is not a fact to consider, it is important that the coach can evaluate the individual performance, the errors and the consequential improvements.”
He went on, “Today, then, there is also the conditions of the returns of players from national teams.”
“Even in recent years there has been no strong opposition within the club,” he said of the unity behind manager Inzaghi, “the club must support the coach.”
He went on, “We are also doing it now, Inzaghi is stil beginning his experience at Inter and must have the right period of familiarization and acclimatization because Inter is different from Lazio, without taking anything away from Lazio, but Inzaghi is intelligent and has understood the task.”
Marotta also spoke about his own role in the club’s summer transfer window and that of his colleagues.
“I am in the position at the top to manage things, but the vital work of Ausilio and of his deputy Baccin was really precious as well.”
“The first objective was to secure the company financially in light of the difficulties caused by contractions in revenue,” he explained, “we have succeeded and it gives us breathing room.”
He continued, “We also had to be competitive, we put together a team even with the opportunities that presented themselves, the squad is able to compete for the club’s goals.”