Simone Inzaghi said Inter‘s Serie A title under Antonio Conte caused ‘financial problems’ for the Nerazzurri and highlights his successes in charge of the Nerazzurri.
There was pressure on the Italian tactician ahead of the second leg of the Champions League Round of 16 against Porto on Tuesday as the Nerazzurri’s Scudetto hopes have already vanished having lost 8 league games this term and being 18 points below leaders Napoli.
However, a 0-0 draw at the Estadio do Dragao means the Serie A giants have qualified for the Champions League quarter-finals for the first time in 12 years.
“I am not looking for revenge. I said yesterday that this was not the time to talk,” Inzaghi said at a post-match press conference on Tuesday.
“I know the path I’ve taken at Inter with my staff and these great men. Inter have won one Scudetto in the last 12 years and it caused some financial problems. In the last 18 months, we’ve won three trophies.”
Inter’s only Serie A title in the last decade came in 2020-21 with Antonio Conte in charge. Several Italian media see the current Tottenham boss as one of the targets of Inzaghi’s words. Conte has also been linked with a return to Inter if Inzaghi is sacked at the end of the season.
“It’s easy to talk about Simone Inzaghi, perhaps because sometimes education and intelligence are confused in life, but I have no problems,” continued Inzaghi.
“I will talk when I have time and when I want to do so. I owe it to my family and myself.”
Inzaghi’s contract at San Siro expires in June 2024. The Italian tactician has won three trophies with the Nerazzurri, one Coppa Italia and two Supercoppa.