Antonio Conte hit out at the Inter board and claimed a number of them joined the bandwagon to criticize him and his players.
Antonio Conte was far from pleased as Inter closed their Serie A campaign with a 2-0 win over Atalanta.
A late positive turn in form saw the Nerrazurri pick stride and ultimately saw them finish just one point adrift champions Juventus.
Looking back at the turn of events, many claimed the Serie A was there for the taking and criticized Conte for failing to capitalize on an inconsistent Juve team.
Rather than be pleased with his side’s second place finish, the 51-year-old took to hit out at the Chinese-based ownership of the club.
He told Sky Sport Italia: “It has been a tough year on a personal level, very tough. I don’t think the players saw their work recognised, I don’t think I saw my work recognized and we all received very little protection from the club.”
“We have to grow and improve in all areas, including off the field, and a big club should protect its players more. We’ll discuss it all at the end of the season, I have to meet the president (Steven Zhang) and he’s in China right now.”
Conte also accused the Inter board of making the same mistakes year after year, with reference to former manager Luciano Spalletti’s spell in 2017.
“It was very, very intense this year, difficult, and the lads did well to isolate ourselves and create unity within us, despite the difficulties. I don’t like people who get on the bandwagon and I saw a lot of that with Inter this year.”
“We had to eat dung for months and got zero protection. My problem is that I have a vision, I see the path we have to take and I know what we need to do.”
“I saw the other day an interview that Luciano Spalletti gave at Inter in 2017. We’re now in 2020 and nothing has changed.”
This season alone, it won’t be the first time Conte has publicly slammed the poor running of the club.