Inter CEO Marotta Speaks Dip in Form, Backs Inzaghi to Stay

Inter CEO Beppe Marotta has spoken to the microphones of Sky Italia (via Calciomercato) following his side’s disappointing defeat at the hands of Bayern Munich in their UEFA Champions league opener. The chief executive has shed light on a plethora of topics, including the aura around the team, talks revolving around Simone Inzaghi’s dismissal, and the current dip in form.

However, he first addressed the question of a potential gap between Italian and foreign teams.

“You always need to be realistic, every defeat leads to a more careful analysis of the problems. As a manager, you have to plan comparisons that always give you something positive for the future. Unbridegable difference with Bayern? Serie A is in a second-row position in the ranking. The overwhelming power of the Premier League and other championships is also represented by their financial backing.”

He then spoke in length regarding the Nerazzurri’s upsetting form of late.

“We must go in search of our defects. Team blackouts? The worry must not lead to anxieties or fears, the analysis must be in-depth and we need the courage to make important choices like those made yesterday by Inzaghi. We need to grow collectively. The coach is also the manager of a group that has to endure the stress of multiple matches with short turnarounds at this moment. He has a squad to use depending on the games and the indications he draws in training. He is doing it well, despite losing the last two tilts.”

The ex-Lazio coach has the full backing of Marotta going forward, as confirmed by the Inter chief himself.

“The coach has absolutely our support, he is doing very well and we need greater attention from everyone, from the management to the technical area, up to the players. We have an obligation towards our fans, and we must repay them the best we can.

Inter have lost three of their last four crucial encounters, tasting losses against Lazio, Milan and Bayern Munich – only managing to muster a positive result against Cremonese two league matchdays prior. The Nerazzurri take on Torino next at the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza.

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