Renzo Barbera

Next Game

Palermo v Inter

Sunday, 21 September 2014, 19:45

Italian Serie A

Last Game

Dnipro 0 - 1 Inter

Thursday, 18 September 2014, 18:00

Europa League Group F

Inter backing for Stramaccioni

Even though Inter Milan are not going to be appearing in Europe next season, for the first time in 16 years, their coach Andrea Stramaccioni has been given a vote of confidence ahead of his side's trip to Genoa on Sunday.

Last Updated: 11/05/13 at 11:34 Post Comment

Andrea Stramaccioni: Backed by Massimo Moratti

Andrea Stramaccioni: Backed by Massimo Moratti

Defeat to Lazio in midweek brought an end to Inter's hopes of qualifying for Europe next season and Stramaccioni held a meeting with club president Massimo Moratti on Friday.

He emerged upbeat and optimistic about the future.

"We spoke about our plans and projects for the future, it all went well," he told reporters at the end of the meeting.

With his future apparently clear, the focus can now turn to bringing the club's worst season in over 15 years to a positive conclusion.

"I think it's important that we now honour these colours and the league," said striker Tommaso Rocchi.

"We have two games left and we'll try to do our best to the very end so we can plan for next season, knowing where we need to improve."

Inter's injury problems have contributed to their woes this season, but Rocchi says they must not use that as the only excuse and expect things to be different when the treatment room empties.

"It's not only down to injuries, and it's not only bad luck," he said to Sky Sport television. "We certainly have to improve and I'm convinced that Moratti will build a competitive side."

Genoa cannot make too many plans for next season since they are not yet 100% certain which division they will be in.

A midweek draw with Torino has given them a four-point cushion over Palermo, who are in the bottom three, meaning victory at the Stadio Luigi Ferraris would secure their place in Serie A next season.

Defeat, on the other hand, would see their destiny decided on the final day of the season.

"Until the maths has the final word, we cannot relax," said their goalkeeper Sebastien Frey on his club's website.

"If we can reach our objective tomorrow, it would allow us to relax for a week at long last."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

H

ilarious, thanks for that. But if I may, I do suspect the reason of your partners' ire is not Tottenham, but most probably all the compusilve gambling :)

DannySmith
Backing Costa To Keep Banging 'Em In

T

wo police horses in a paddock. Horse 1: What's with the long face? Horse 2: I'm working St James Park this weekend.

hump3.
Pardew braced for protests

T

wo things. First, I can't stop reading your name as 'Dane Bowers'. Second, you used the words 'philosophy' and 'Redknapp' in the same sentence.

ajsr1982
Can United's Defence Handle Ulloa?

Footer 365

Premier League: Arsenal win 3-0 at Aston Villa to end the hosts' unbeaten start

Aston Villa’s unbeaten start to the season was ended by a devastating goal blitz as Arsenal enjoyed a 3-0 away win.

Premier League: Newcastle draw with Hull City as Papiss Cisse scores two

Substitute Papiss Cisse saved the day for Newcastle and under-fire manager Alan Pardew in their 2-2 draw with Hull City.

Premier League: Victor Wanyama earns Southampton 1-0 win at Swansea

Victor Wanyama broke the resistance of 10-man Swansea as Southampton left the Liberty Stadium with a 1-0 win.

Mail Box

Be Careful What You Wish For, Gooners

That's the message from a Man United fan in the mailbox. Plus, thoughts on Paul Lambert's new contract, the Alan Pardew dilemma at Newcastle and lots more...

No, Wenger IS To Blame For Failure...

The backlash to the backlash to the backlash sees Arsene Wenger getting a good kicking while we also have mails on Chelsea, Newcastle, Everton and lots more...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property