Inter Milan CEO Giuseppe Marotta addressed the recent controversial comments made by Juve coach Massimiliano Allegri.
The Bianconeri boss stirred the pot on Tuesday night following his side’s 3-0 win over Sassuolo.
The Livorno native described the scene on top of the table as a chase between cops and thieves.
Since the Nerazzurri are currently leading the Serie A standings by two points, many at the club didn’t take this comment lightly, even though Juventus claim that it was a mere joke.
For his part, Marotta is all-too-familiar with Allegri having worked side-by-side during their time together at Juve between 2014 and 2018.
The Nerazzurri CEO tries to downplay the whole episode, admitting that there was a hint of irony in the coach’s statements.
“Allegri’s comments didn’t bother us. They are more or less ironic and more or less imaginative.
“Inter and Juve represent two clubs that are good for Italian football, without forgetting Milan.
“This Scudetto challenge is much more uncertain than the previous one and we’ll see how it ends.
“We are also in the interlocutory phase of these dialectical skirmishes. We will dust off other anecdotes and spicy jokes.
“Football is also made up of back-and-forth and more or less spicy statements. All in a climate of great fairness.”
The 66-year-old was speaking to Sport Mediaset (via FcInterNews) ahead of Inter’s clash against Lazio in the Italian Super Cup semi-final.
“This is an important event for us and for Italian football. We hope to beat Lazio and reach the final against Napoli on Monday.”
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Marotta also feels that Inter coach Simone Inzaghi is growing in wisdom as he continues to garner experience.
“The work on and off the pitch is making Simone evolve. Experience brings wisdom, especially for a young coach like him.”
Finally, the Nerazzurri official insists that winning the Scudetto remains the club’s main objective for the season.
“We’re hoping to place the second star on next season’s shirt. However, we’re competing in three different competitions.
“So we want to do well in all of them by giving our all. Aspiring to be winners on all fronts.”