Inter CEO Beppe Marotta has provided an update on the Financial Fair Play proceedings involving Inter, stating that there is nothing to be alarmed about.
Speaking to Italian broadcaster SportMediaset ahead of the Nerazzurri’s Coppa Italia clash with AC Milan, the executive explained that the proceedings are standard procedure from UEFA, while also giving his thoughts on the massive upcoming match.
The Nerazzurri are the subject of proceedings from UEFA looking into the financial accounts of a number of European clubs over the past few seasons.
Reports have suggested that there is little reason to expect any sanctions to come of the proceedings, but rather the governing body is trying to keep its information up to date regarding noncompliance with FFP.
Marotta explained that he does not expect there to be any reason to worry about the effects of the proceedings.
“Fans can rest assured,” he said, “this is information being requested by the UEFA management that concerns dozens of clubs regarding the consequences of the economic situation that has caused significant losses among these clubs.”
“So therefore, they want to understand what steps will be necessary to return to the previous situation,” he continued.
He stated that this evening’s match matters “A lot because, in addition to being a derby, it’s a semi-final of a competition we care a lot about.”
Of the title race in Serie A, the executive stated that “There are still many points to play for, we must not be afraid to say that we want to be in the race, and we’ll fight for it until the end.”
“The top five are the candidates,” he said of the Scudetto race, “for Juve it’s an normal for them, perhaps it’s exceptional that they wouldn’t be in it, and the result of the quality of teams like Milan, Napoli, and Atalanta.”
“The list of contenders ends with the top five teams,” he added.
Of out-of-form striker Lautaro Martinez, he stated that “Lautaro is still a young man, he has to live through these ups and downs.”
“For an attacker the objective is to score,” he went on, “if you don’t do so you begin to doubt yourself. He has to push the doubts away, he is a top player in whom Inter believes.”
“The hope is that he’ll find the goal he’s craving by believing in himself and with the support of the team,” he added.