Napoli coach Luciano Spalletti feels that his former team Inter Milan are deservedly in the Champions League final.
Speaking to Italian broadcaster DAZN after his side beat the Nerazzurri, via FCInter1908, the 64-year-old coach also hinted that his future is already decided even if he isn’t saying anything just yet.
Spalletti has now gotten his first win against Inter as Napoli coach.
The Nerazzurri were the first team to beat the Partenopei in Serie A this season. Moreover, Inter were the only team out of nineteen who Napoli hadn’t beaten in the league this campaign.
Napoli took the initiative to a heavily-rotated Inter team from the first minute. Then, close to the end of the first half, a Roberto Gagliardini really put the wind in the Partenopei’s sails.
Now, Spalletti’s men have put yet another point of emphasis on what’s been a stellar season in Serie A for them.
From the coach’s perspective, the fact that they did it against Champions League finalists makes it all the more impressive.
Napoli Coach Spalletti: Inter Deservedly UCL Finalists
Spalletti beamed that “Today the quality of our style of play distinguished us.”
“The guys were very motivated because they were up against Champions League finalists,” the coach continued. “They’re deservedly there, from what we’ve seen.”
“We also wanted to show that what we’ve achieved this season is not just the result of one good period, but is from consistent quality throughout the season,” he continued.
“Moreover, Inter were the only team that we hadn’t beaten yet,” Spalletti observed.
Spalletti Also Hints At Future
Spalletti’s future at Napoli past the end of this season has been a subject of intense media speculation recently.
Despite the fact that the 64-year-old has guided the Partenopei to the Serie A title, there are rumours that he’ll be on his way.
The coach addressed these rumours.
“I’m not waiting for anything,” he said. “Everything is clear and decided.”
“The only thing left now is to publicly state it.”
“The President [Aurelio De Laurentiis] and I agreed that we’ll wait to make it public,” he continued.
Spalletti stressed to the media, “Don’t invent anything, everything is decided.”
“We walked out of that dinner with everything in place,” he said of his meeting with De Laurentiis to decide on his future.