Sunday March 11 2018
Spalletti: 'I can't improve Inter'

Luciano Spalletti criticised his own Inter squad and suggested he can’t “improve this with work in training. I’ve been trying all season.”

The 0-0 draw with Napoli saw them create the best chance, when Milan Skriniar’s header turned a Joao Cancelo free kick on to the upright.

However, the Coach seemed well aware that Inter play very different football to the Partenopei. He noted it on Mediaset Premium and then continued the diatribe on Sky Sport Italia.

“I’ve worked with this team every day and I think there is simply a lack of quality. Napoli have quality, we don’t have much.

“We were solid, we allowed very little and were always a team, of course, but when we talk about quality, I say the difference between us and Napoli was visible.

“I repeat, I don’t think that I can improve this performance with work in training. I’ve been trying to do it all season.

“We have never played these great games where we pass the ball around quickly and with quality. Today we won back the ball five or six times and could’ve hurt them, but we didn’t.

“If we are satisfied with this performance, then it means we have already taken everything that we can. I am not satisfied, as we put in a decent game, but I would’ve preferred to win.”

This seemed to be a message sent directly to director Piero Ausilio and club owners Suning, especially when taking into account this comment Spalletti made to Rai Sport this evening.

“Borja Valero is good at recovering the ball. Rafinha played in his position and he’s doing well, but we mustn’t put too much responsibility on his shoulders.

“Don’t forget in January there were a dozen names circulating and in the end we only managed to sign him.”

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