Marotta in Favor of Smaller Serie A, Talks Up Inzaghi

Inter have no issues with the Club World Club, unlike other sides and the players, but would rather see Serie A go back to an 18-team format to unclog the schedule, as Giuseppe Marotta told Rai’s Radio Anch’Io Sport (via Mediaset).

“We don’t have solid info for now, but it’ll be an important showcase that we accept with pride even though it’ll add to our commitments. There could be up to 17 Champions League matches next season. Everything should be revised, and our league should be reduced to 18 clubs. The current workload isn’t sustainable, and the risk of injury is remarkably high. Nicolò Barella has played more than 50 games this season. I think football might lose attractiveness due to an excessive offer.”

Marotta also weighed in on Lautaro Martinez and Simone Inzaghi.

“The striker just needs to put pen to paper. He has virtually done it, but he’s away with Argentina now. There won’t be any problems.”

“Our coach is a lot younger than many of the emerging ones nowadays. He’ll have time to gain experience and already made a big leap. He’s very good, modern, and has human skills that coincide with his expertise. Sports require these values nowadays. He’s under a lot of pressure since he’s in a word-class club, so he has to achieve certain results, but I’m very happy and optimistic for the future. We hope to have him for many more years.”

Marotta didn’t indicate a goal for next season.

“We’re Inter and don’t set limits for ourselves. The roadmap is to be competitive all the time.”

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