Domestic Form Could Inspire Success in Europe, says Conte

Antonio Conte says that it will only be a short while before Inter start making an impact in the Champions League. He says that the sustained improvement in domestic form gives him a lot of confidence about getting back to success in Europe. Inter Milan have underachieved in European competitions ever since winning the treble – Champions League, Italian Serie A, and Coppa Italia – in 2010. Antonio Conte is the man tasked with getting Inter back to the heydays in Europe. Even though the club have not been able to get to the top of the table in the domestic games, they have been able to put up a remarkable fight for Juventus.


A few years ago, Inter would be more than 10 points behind Juventus in the league table but they are now just one point behind Maurizio Sarri’s men. There is a real opportunity for Conte to break Juventus’ run of nine consecutive league titles – to which he has also contributed in the past. Ironically, this domestic form seems to be helping Inter in Europe, according to the manager. It would be common to witness teams that excel in Europe struggle in domestic games and vice versa. Only a few months ago, Conte was complaining about the lack of strength in the team but he seems to have overcome negative elements in the squad.
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Conte Praises Strikers after Win over Slavia Prague

Antonio Conte praised his strikers after they were able to get Inter Milan to a 3-1 win over Slavia Prague in the Champions League. This was a decisive game for the Italian outfit, who were trailing Borussia Dortmund in the group stages going into the last two matches. If not for this victory, Inter would be stuck in the third place and potentially heading to a Europa League spot in the knockout stages.


Now, Inter have given themselves a huge chance of reaching the Champions League last 16 even if the team needs to overcome Barcelona in the last game.
Lautaro Martinez was able to come up with two goals while Romelu Lukaku added a third for the Italian team. The former opened the scoring after just 19 minutes when he was assisted by the Belgian.
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Martinez believes Inter should take Juve defeat in positive sense

Argentine striker Lautaro Martinez has said that Inter Milan should carry the positives from the recent defeat to Juventus in the Serie A. The Nerazzurri had the chance to gain a five-point advantage over the Bianconeri at the top of the table but that was not the case as they suffered a 2-1 defeat in their homeground.


Owing to that result, the Nerazzurri have dropped a point behind the reigning champions on the table but Martinez is not overly concerned by the situation. Speaking on international duty, Martinez said that the Nerazzurri need to work harder to match the level of the Bianconeri and they should consider the recent defeat as a stimulus to improve.
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Alexis Sanchez has no Manchester United regrets following Inter Milan loan

Chile international Alexis Sanchez has said that he does not regret the decision to join Manchester United in the winter of 2018. The attacker made the move to the Red Devils from Arsenal amid much fanfare and there was the anticipation that he could transform the fortunes of the club and lead them to the Premier League title.


However, that has certainly not happened with just five goals resulting from 45 appearances and he has recently made the move to Inter Milan on loan in the quest for regular first-team football. Speaking to BBC Sport, Sanchez said that he enjoyed his time with the Gunners but he made the move to the Red Devils in order to win everything. He added that he has no regrets over the failure to do so.
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Ivan Perisic insists he could not turn down Bayern Munich move

Croatian winger Ivan Perisic has said that he could not turn down a move to Bayern Munich after the offer came by. The 30-year-old was widely expected to leave Inter Milan this summer after falling down the pecking order under manager Antonio Conte but the move to the Bavarian giants certainly came out of the blue.

Speaking to reporters, Perisic acknowledged that things happened very quickly with respect to the transfer and he did not have much to ponder regarding the move to the German champions, he said: “Everything happened very quickly. I only needed a couple of hours to decide and to speak to my family. You can’t say no when a club like Bayern Munich calls you. I’ve got a lot of experience and that helps me. I’m coming here to play. At this level you need every player in the squad.” Continue reading Ivan Perisic insists he could not turn down Bayern Munich move

Former Inter Milan striker suggests club don’t have Romelu Lukaku backup plan

Former Inter Milan striker Sergio Gori believes the Nerazzurri have to backup plan, should they fail to pursue the signature of Romelu Lukaku this summer. The Manchester United striker has been earmarked as the top target for the Nerazzurri in the transfer window but they have not found the breakthrough over a transfer agreement with the Red Devils reluctant to reduce on their £80m price tag.

Speaking to Tutto Mercato Web, Gori said that the San Siro giants are going into the new season without much planning, considering they have placed the entire focus on landing Lukaku from the Red Devils. Mauro Icardi has already been deemed surplus to requirements under new boss Antonio Conte and Gori is concerned with the club heading into another campaign with just one senior striker in Lautaro Martinez in the ranks.
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Ivan Perisic insists he could not turn down Bayern Munich move

Croatian winger Ivan Perisic has said that he could not turn down a move to Bayern Munich after the offer came by. The 30-year-old was widely expected to leave Inter Milan this summer after falling down the pecking order under manager Antonio Conte but the move to the Bavarian giants certainly came out of the blue.

Speaking to reporters, Perisic acknowledged that things happened very quickly with respect to the transfer and he did not have much to ponder regarding the move to the German champions, he said: “Everything happened very quickly. I only needed a couple of hours to decide and to speak to my family. You can’t say no when a club like Bayern Munich calls you. I’ve got a lot of experience and that helps me. I’m coming here to play. At this level you need every player in the squad.” Continue reading Ivan Perisic insists he could not turn down Bayern Munich move

Inter Milan confirm the signing of Nicolo Barella from Cagliari Calcio

Inter Milan have confirmed the signing of midfielder Nicola Barella from Cagliari Calcio. The Italy international has joined the Nerazzurri on an initial year-long loan but the club have agreed on an obligatory buy option at the end of the season. A statement on Inter’s website read: “Nicolò Barella is officially an Inter player. The Italian midfielder has joined the Club from Cagliari Calcio on an initial year-long loan deal, with there being an obligation to buy at the end of that period. Barella has put pen to paper on a five-year contract. He’s determined and ambitious, and now he’s beginning a new adventure with Inter. The whole of the Nerazzurri family wishes him the best of luck.”

Barella was initially touted to part ways with Cagliari during the 2019 winter transfer window whereby he had attracted interest from Premier League duo Chelsea and Arsenal. However, neither of those teams were prepared to meet the midfielder’s £45m valuation and that has eventually paved the way for the Nerazzurri to agree on the package during the current transfer window.
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David Neres unaware of the transfer interest from Inter Milan

Brazilian winger David Neres has said that he has no idea regarding the transfer speculation linking him with a move to Inter Milan. The young attacker had a stunning season with Ajax where he contributed 12 goals and 15 assists, while helping the Amsterdam side celebrate their first domestic double since 2001.

As such, he has been widely touted to pursue a bigger challenge elsewhere with Liverpool, Arsenal and Inter among the high-profile clubs linked. When asked about the potential interest from Nerazzurri, the 22-year-old remained relatively unperturbed and stated that his sole focus remains on the Copa America for the moment, he said: “I do not know anything, really. At the moment I am concentrating only on the Copa America, then I will think about my future.”
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Spallettiinsists the club have yet to cement Champions League football

Inter Milan manager Luciano Spalletti has indicated that the club are not assured of Champions League football yet despite being in the driving seat. The Nerazzurri are currently four points ahead of fifth-placed AC Milan in the standings but Spalletti believes there is still unfinished business to qualify for next season’s Champions League.

Speaking to Inter TV, Spalletti said that the club need three points from the remaining two games to assure themselves of a top-four spot but that won’t be easy with tricky games against Napoli and Empoli, he said: “When you say that there are only three points missing, you are saying that there is a lot left. Because we have to win one more match and we have two left, we have a very difficult away match against a Napoli that has been able to fight for the title these past few years, so that is the strength of this team.”
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