‘Inter lacks Juve’s income’

Roberto Mancini claims Inter's market strategy differs from Juventus' because 'they make the greatest profits, it's tough for us with no Champions League'.

Ahead of tomorrow's game between the Nerazzurri and Sassuolo, played at 11:30a.m. UK time, Il Mancio discussed a number of topics relating to his team in general.

Among other things he was asked why Inter didn't pursue more young players the way that Juventus are doing, and he said it was a matter of financial ability.

Roberto Mancini claims Inter's market strategy differs from Juventus' because 'they make the greatest profits, it's tough for us with no Champions League'.

Ahead of tomorrow's game between the Nerazzurri and Sassuolo, played at 11:30a.m. UK time, Il Mancio discussed a number of topics relating to his team in general.

Among other things he was asked why Inter didn't pursue more young players the way that Juventus are doing, and he said it was a matter of financial ability.

“Juventus make the greatest profits, so they're the club with the widest range of opportunities,” he said. “With no Champions League it gets tough for us, but you have to look at a club's income.

“D'Ambrosio is doing well, and ever since he replaced [Davide] Santon he kept it up. He has many chances of playing.

“As for Sassuolo, they know how to cause trouble to their opponents. They don't defend, rather they work to attack you. They've been playing together a long time and they're strong going forward.”

The 51-year-old was then asked about the possibility of Inter signing Eder, which was recently discussed by the player himself.

“I don't think Inter and Sampdoria held a meeting for Eder, and it's unlikely he'll be sold. If anything they may have discussed Dodo, who needs some playing time. He's in a good condition of form and he has that possibility now.

“No player asked me to be sold, not even [allegedly outbound Andrea] Ranocchia. For the moment nothing's moving.

Felipe Melo is training regularly. When his ban is over he'll come back. His game against Lazio is a thing of the past.

“I love winning 1-0 because it gets people talking and I'm not interested in responding to anyone's criticisms. If we always won with this score it would get a lot of talk going!

“As for [Milan Coach Sinisa] Mihajlovic, I have no comment on gossip.”

Finally, and as is his custom, Mancini was asked to reveal five starters for tomorrow.

“[Samir] Handanovic, Miranda, [Jeison] Murillo, [Gary] Medel and [Ivan] Perisic.”

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