Inter CEO Marotta on UCL Draw, Transfer Market and Lukaku

Inter CEO Beppe Marotta has offered his thoughts on the club’s upcoming UEFA Champions League group stage campaign. Benfica, RB Salzburg, and Real Sociedad await Simone Inzaghi’s men in the next couple of months, and Marotta believes the overall draw is balanced.

Speaking at the end of the UCL draw in Monte Carlo, Marotta shed light on his Nerazzurri outfit’s plans for the season.

“Destiny is in our hands, the draw is balanced. We want to shore up the squad with a player who has characteristics not present in our squad. I believe that the path taken in recent years has been very positive. We went from eightieth place to eighth in the ranking, and this is thanks to everyone’s work. We are optimistic, we must be competitive.”

Marotta praised Inzaghi, who has played a pivotal role in enhancing Inter’s standing amongst the European elite.

“It’s different in terms of characteristics compared to last year, but Inzaghi’s experience over the past two years has helped the team grow. The individuals have improved, they’ve learned the cult of victory.”

He also gave his thoughts on the transfer market.

“Based on opportunities, we would like to complete the roster with a cherry. The midfielder? Let’s see if we can seize opportunities until tomorrow night. We said no to some of our best players, who were asked. Tanguy Ndombélé or Maxime Lopez? I don’t want to name names to delude anyone. We are very active and we are working. Ausilio and I have clear ideas.”

Finally, he expressed his surprise at Lukaku’s decision to move to Rome.

“I didn’t expect it, but it can happen in football. His return to Italy makes our championship even more interesting. We are proud of our squad.”

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