Luciano Spalletti backs Inter Milan to seal Champions League spot

Inter Milan manager Luciano Spalletti has admitted that the players are disappointed after the Europa League exit but they must regroup and concentrate on the top four race in the Serie A. The Nerazzurri suffered a surprise 1-0 aggregate defeat to Eintracht Frankfurt during the round of 16 stage of the Europa League and this ended the club’s prospects of qualifying for the Champions League by winning the competition.

Speaking to reporters, Spalletti acknowledged that there was plenty of sorrow following the unexpected defeat to Frankfurt, where Luka Jovic’s sole goal at the San Siro made the difference. He added that the team must dust off the disappointment and concentrate on the finishing as high as possible in the Serie A.
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Inter Milan Keen to End Contract Stand-Off with Mauro Icardi

Inter Milan were able to get a crucial win over Sampdoria despite not having Mauro Icardi in the line-up. The striker was watching from the stands, as Inter were able to claim a late victory in a thrilling match on Sunday. Danilo D’Ambrosio and Radja Nainggolan came up with the goals for Inter in a very thrilling encounter but it could have been very different had it not been for the latter’s late winner, as Manolo Gabbiadini had come up with an equaliser for Sampdoria. The victory moved Inter Milan to a strong position of a four-point advantage over rivals AC Milan – even if they remain in the third place.

Ahead of the match, the headlines were created by Mauro Icardi, whose captaincy was taken away due to a lack of agreement over contract issues. The striker has also pulled out of the squad that will take on rapid Vienna in the Europa League. He had been withdrawn from the match against Sampdoria citing a knee injury. The player had been linked with a move away from Inter even as early as in January especially with Chelsea interested in his services. However, serious interest did not materialise. Manager Luciano Spalletti said that the talks are ongoing in order to get Icardi back into the team by doing away with the contract stand-off.

“I really appreciated that Icardi came to the stadium but I would have appreciated it even more if he had come into the dressing room afterward to celebrate with his teammates. To get back to normal there are more steps to be made, more efforts. Icardi has to experience with the team the happiness of being part of this group,” said Spalletti after the match. Mauro Icardi has been in decent form this season and the 25-year-old has been able to come up with nine goals in 18 starts in the league.

CRISTIAN CHIVU WINS FIRST TROPHY

Former Romanian international Cristian Chivu has gotten his managerial career off to a perfect start, claiming a major trophy in his maiden season as head coach.

The former defender led Inter Milan’s U-14 youth team to the Memorial Graziano Peretti trophy and the manager looked really delighted at his recent success.

Chivu has always had a knack for developing young players, which was very clear for all to see during his playing days at the Nerazzurri and he is really excited at leading “such a wonderful young team” to their first trophy success.

On the 29th of August, the tournament got underway, with Inter Milan competing for the highly coveted trophy with other European counterparts.

The Nerazzurri made it all the way to the final of the tournament, facing off rivals Torino, with Inter Milan scoring the only goal in what was a tightly contested affair in Turin.

En route to the final, Cristian Chivu’s team defeated a host of top teams including Venezia, Atalanta and FC Barcelona. They suffered only a single defeat throughout the course of the tournament, coming in the last group stage match against Cittadella.

The loss at Cittadella had no effect on the team, as they had already secured their passage to the knockout phases prior to kickoff.

Having secured his first trophy as head coach, Cristian Chivu took to Instagram to celebrate his latest success.

The manager posted a photo of him holding the Memorial Graziano Peretti trophy on his official Instagram account, with the caption, “My new life, my team, our first trophy”.

The caption shows that Chivu is not ready to sit on his recent trophy success and will be gunning for more accolades in the future. Let’s all wish Cristian Chivu all the best in his coaching career and see where his new journey will eventually lead him to.

Chivu believes in Jose Mourinho

Former Inter Milan defender Cristian Chivu believes that Jose Mourinho is the right manager for Manchester United. He said that he has worked under the Portuguese manager while he was at Inter Milan and that he is one of best manager he has worked with.

He said that there is no reason why he cannot change Manchester United fortunes and he is sure that he is the right man for the job.

Cristian Chivu believes that there are some other problems that are plaguing the team and it is not solely the manager’s fault. He said that he has been following the team for quite some time and he knows that the manager was not given the financial backing that he wanted during the transfer window.

Indeed Jose Mourinho submitted a list of players to the Manchester United board and he fails to secure any of the defenders on the list. The Portuguese manager knew that he had some problem at the back and wanted to address those issues by signing some players but he was not given the money required to achieve that.

Cristian Chivu said that Jose Mourinho is a really good manager and he is really good when it comes to tactics. He believes that Manchester United should invest in some new players and make sure that Mourinho is given the players he wants in order to compete for the title.

Cristian Chivu said that there are already some good players at Manchester United but he feels that it is at the back that they are currently weak. He believes that Mourinho is the right man for the job and he could be the person that bring back the glory days at Manchester United. He wants fans to remain behind the manager and gives him the support he needs.

Luciano Spalletti insists PSV game is the most important of his Inter managerial career

Inter Milan manager Luciano Spalletti hassaid that the upcoming Champions League game against PSV Eindhoven remains the most important once since he took over the reins at the Nerazzurri. The Italian tactician guided the club to the Champions League after six years during his debut campaign last term and he is now looking to helping them progress to the round of 16.

Speaking to reporters, he said:“This match is the most important one since I’ve been here and it represents the next step that follows on from Lazio vs. Inter on 20 May. Since I’ve been here, we’ve got the points and put in the performances that we needed. We’re all aware of the importance of this game, the players are working really well. We know that qualification won’t just depend on our result but I’d imagine that those at Barcelona would be offended if we continue to doubt their professionalism.They’re a serious club with real professionals, we can’t look at their game.”

Inter face a must-win match against PSV Eindhoven at the San Siro on Tuesday but that does not completely guarantee them progress to the knockouts. Tottenham Hotspur are currently ahead of the Nerazzurri in the second spot with the better head-to-head record and Spalletti’s side require a favour from Barcelona if they are to have any chance of qualifying beyond the group stage.

Nonetheless, they should first look to secure the three points against PSV and that won’t be easy, given they have recently gone through a rough phase with three winless matches across all competitions. Inter returned from the previous international break with a comfortable 3-0 win over Serie A minnows Frosinone but they have since struggled with just one draw from the games against Tottenham Hotspur, AS Roma,and Inter Milan.

Luciano Spalletti’s Experience Can Help Inter in UCL, claimsCristian Chivu

Former Inter Milan defender Cristian Chivu says that he expects the Italian outfit to get past the group stages of the Champions League despite being in a very difficult group. Inter Milan have been placed alongside the likes of Tottenham and Barcelona. Ideally, three teams will be fighting for the top spot in the group considering that Barcelona are not at their very best so far in the campaign. The first two rounds of the group stages have also indicated at more of the same. Speaking about the Champions League groups, Chivu claimed that any lack of European experience within the Inter outfit will be compensated by Luciano Spalletti’s incredible experience of the game.

After a difficult start to the campaign, Spalletti has been able to get Inter on a great run of form that was partly instigated by the 2-1 win over Spurs at home. Since this late victory, Inter have gone on a strong streak but they still remain a long way from the successful squad of 2010 that managed to win the treble. Chivu was part of that iconic team that won against Barcelona in the semifinals. He says that it would be extremely difficult to achieve a treble in the current campaign since there are several stumbling blocks for Spalletti.
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Cristian Chivu Tips For Luciano Spalletti! “If Players Do Not Receive Your Message You Will Not Get Anywhere”

Former Romanian international Cristian Chivu gave him some tips to Internazionale Milan’s technician, Luciano Spalletti, after winning his first coach career trophy. In an interview with the Italian daily Gazzetta Dello Sport, the former defender of the Milanese revealed that he “stole” a few things from each technician with whom he worked.

“I’ve stolen something from the career technicians, but my model remains my father. When I was a child, I was annoyed that she was not talking to me at all, only thinking about matches and schemes. Now I understand him and I give him justice, and I make my head big for my rifles. They let them choose their own models, but not depending on the beautiful car or the fascinating wife, “Inter Milano’s current under-14 coach said. Cristian Chivu, tips for Luciano Spalletti: “Only players make the difference in the field”.
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FORMER MANCHESTER UNITED PLAYER’S TRIBUTE GAME APPROVED

Former Manchester United, Celtic, and Cork City player Liam Miller, who passed on at age 36, would have a tribute game after being approved by the GAA. The event is tentatively set for PaircUiChaoimh but I would now be a joint fundraiser. The challenge game will be played ahead of the tribute game, with the proceeds going to seriously injured players.

The central council is set to agree to the recommendations of the GAA management committee that includes John Horan as president, Tom Ryan as director, aside four provincial chairmen. The new venue is a 45,000 seater so it can take many more compare to the initial 7,000-seater at Turner Cross.
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Gheorghe Hagi: Why I Joined Barcelona

The Romanian icon has shed more light on his decision on joining Blaugrana in the 1990s and revealed his move was down due to the legendary Dutchman, Johan Cryuff. Gheorghe Hagi has underlined that the reason for his move to Barcelona in 1994 was due to the opportunity of working with his childhood hero, Johan Cryuff, who was a coach at the time.

The 124-cap Romania international revealed that the stature of his hero drew him to Camp Nou, and hailed the three-time Ballon d’Or winner for his help during their time together. “He was amazing” he told Fifa.com “When I went to Barcelona in 1994, he was the coach, and I went because of him. It was great, even though I didn’t always get a game. Working with him, I fulfilled my potential. “When I was a child we did not get to see many international games but, even so, I was aware that the best in the world was Cruyff”. Continue reading “Gheorghe Hagi: Why I Joined Barcelona”

INTER CHAIRMAN PREACHES ABOUT PRUDENCE IN SPENDING

Inter Milan chairman Erick Thohir has asked fans to give Asian owners a chance and that prudence is the recipe for success amid huge spending by city rivals.

Italian soccer fans have always known their top clubs to be owned by nationals but then the Asians have taken over. Juventus used to be under the Agnelli family for decades but they have been sold to a Chinese consortium. AC Milan was under Silvio Berlusconi for decades as well but now under Chinese investors. This is the same situation as Inter have new owners.
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