Inter may have won the Club World Cup, but Rafa Benitez used his Press conference to demand “three new buys or reach an agreement with my agent."
The Nerazzurri achieved the main target for this season and finished off a great 2010 by beating Mazembe 3-0, effectively saving the Coach's job.
However, Benitez used the opportunity to lay down some ground rules to President Massimo Moratti.
“I need support now,” he declared. “We know that there are tired players and the club knows we need at least three new buys to keep going.
“We need to sign these reinforcements right away, not in the middle or the end of January, but immediately. We have many games to catch up on and need the extra men now.
"I was promised three new signings and nobody arrived. Now there are three options available to us.
"Inter can buy three new players plus a defender to replace Walter Samuel. We can carry on like this to the end of the season, in which case I'll be made to feel like the only one responsible for the situation.
"The third option is that Inter can reach an agreement with my agent."
In order to play the Club World Cup, Inter have had to postpone their Serie A matches against Cesena and Fiorentina.
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