Bergomi: ‘No Roma guarantee’

Inter legend Beppe Bergomi admits “the Champions League seems gone, but Roma never give guarantees”.

Last night saw the Nerazzurri lose at Genoa, while Francesco Totti came off the bench to turn the game for the Giallorossi, his two goals seeing them go from 2-1 to Torino to winning 3-2.

“The Champions League seems gone now,” Bergomi acknowledged on TMW Radio.

Inter legend Beppe Bergomi admits “the Champions League seems gone, but Roma never give guarantees”.

Last night saw the Nerazzurri lose at Genoa, while Francesco Totti came off the bench to turn the game for the Giallorossi, his two goals seeing them go from 2-1 to Torino to winning 3-2.

“The Champions League seems gone now,” Bergomi acknowledged on TMW Radio.

“That said, Roma never give guarantees. The team is in good physical condition, and as long as it’s mathematically possible I’d be trying to win every game.”

Bergomi was then asked what changes the Beneamata should make in the summer, if they miss out on the Champions League.

“For me, Inter’s squad is second only to that of Juventus. They have physicality, a solid defence, a great goalkeeper…

“Perhaps they could improve in midfield, but who in Italy has players worthy of Inter? We should maintain this foundation, even without the Champions League.

“I don’t know the inner workings of the club, but the team is strong, it won’t take much to close the gap to Juventus.

“I think if we came third we could talk in a different way, but the ones I’ve mentioned should be left alone.

“Diego Laxalt? We should be careful with bringing players from Gian Piero Gasperini’s Genoa.

“He’s a Coach who knows how to get the best out of his lads, and seeing the game yesterday you’d take him [Laxalt] right away but you don’t know if he can play in a different environment with no pressure.

“If anything they need someone like [Lazio’s Lucas] Biglia, someone who has time in front of the defence. He could be more useful.”

Finally, the former defender was asked to rate Inter’s season out of 10, as well as evaluating Coach Roberto Mancini.

“I’d say a 6.5,” Bergomi explained.

“It’d be higher with the Champions League, but for now it’s enough

“Mancini? He could have given more this season, but I’m not one for changing the Coach just for the sake of a change.

“I’d go for another season with Mancini, because many players wanted him to come to us, and certain players came because he was there.

“It takes time and patience to build a team, but not too long to find a winning mentality, and he can find it at Inter.”

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