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.
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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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, 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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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 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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Former Inter Milan defender, Christian Chivu who won the Serie A title on 3 occasions and the UEFA Champions League as well as many other pieces of silverware has recently released an emotional statement in relation to his father who passed away over 15 years ago.
During the professional playing career of Christian Chivu, he went on to perform in clubs such as: Ajax and As.Roma but it was with Inter Milan where the Romanian retiree was able to win some of the toughest competitions in the world of football and establish himself as a top player.
Even during the period of time when Chivu was at the peak of his playing career, he was never really known for being an outspoken player who appeared on the press in a regular basis. He preferred to be more of a discreet character trying to keep himself and his family away from the spotlight as much as possible. Continue reading “The retired footballer Christian Chivu honors his father”
Former Inter Milan boss Erick Thohir is shading rivals AC Milan, which are keen on spending their way to success this term.
Inter Milan used to be owned by the Moratti family.
They owned the club from 1955 to 1986 and the second spell from 1995 to 2013.
The then club chief Massimo Moratti spent €1.5 billion of his personal fortune to get high calibre players but his successor Thohir does not feel the same way. Thohir took over in 2013 as leader of Indonesian consortium International Sport Capital HK ltd to acquire majority shares from Internazionale Holdings. Inter became the first club in the Serie A to be sold to Chinese ownership when they agreed a deal with Suning Holdings Group in 2016.
After the Chinese acquired the Nerazzurri, co-tenants at the San Siro Stadium AC Milan were bought by Chinese consortium named Rossoneri Sport Investment Lux this year.
“If you remember, when I came into Inter Milan in 2013, we signed the Financial Fair Play. This year, we have to balance between buying and selling players. Inter are in transition,” Thohir argued.
On the other hand, Milan have spent £160 million this summer in getting ten new players. Thohir claimed that the new investors had no confidence in the past team, hence their “different strategy.” Continue reading “FORMER INTER BOSS SHADES MILAN”
Christian Chivu has stated that Jose Mourinho is the best coach that he has ever worked with in his career.
He played under him at Inter Milan, and he said that he is the best person when it comes to managing his players.
He said that Mourinho knows how to motivate his players and that he knows how to make them play for him. Chivu said that the Portuguese manager knows how to talk to his players and make sure that they give their best on the pitch.
He said that Jose Mourinho makes you believe as a player that you are the best in the world and that you can beat anyone. He said that it was very easy to play for a manager like this as he does not overcomplicate things.
He said that even when they played against a team such as Barcelona which was superior to them both technically and tactically, he made his players believe that they were the best in the world and that they could win. The results were that they managed to beat the Spanish club and ended up winning the Champions League. Continue reading “Chivu on Mourinho”
Christian Chivu announced his retirement from football on March of 2014, it’s been almost 3 years since that occurred and from there on out, the Romanian retiree has fallen out of the spotlight of the media which is a fairly thing that happens when a player decides to hang their playing boots.
No news, rumors or anything for that matter emerges after a player retires but there has been something involving Christian Chivu which might suggest that Chivu could make a comeback to the world of football and possibly to the eyes of the media as well.
Back on August of 2016, Frank De Boer was appointed as the head coach of Inter Milan and around this same period of time; Christian Chivu stated that he was interested in working as a backroom staff member of Inter Milan along with Frank De Boer. Continue reading “Is Christian Chivu interested in becoming a staff member?”