Marotta: Spalletti is not Inter’s problem

FRANKFURT AM MAIN, GERMANY - MARCH 07: Luciano Spalletti, Manager of FC Internazionale during the UEFA Europa League Round of 16 First Leg match between Eintracht Frankfurt and FC Internazionale at Commerzbank-Arena on March 07, 2019 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. (Photo by Alex Grimm/Getty Images)

Inter Milan’s director Beppe Marotta has confirmed that Luciano Spalletti nothing to do with the club’s current issues and will complete the season as manager.

Spalletti’s future at the club took another twist following Inter’s elimination from the Europa League on Thursday.

Speculations are now rife the Coach could lose his job if Milan won Sunday’s Derby della Madonnina.

However, Marotta revealed via Football Italia: “The Coach has nothing to do with [our problems].

“Problems arise objectively, regardless of who the Coach is. Spalletti is doing his job in the best way possible. We must reach this important objective with him.”

The former Juventus executive then discussed the Nerazzurri’s progress, reserve team and Mauro Icardi, who remains out of contention.

“Reserve teams are a requirement for our entire football movement,” he explained.

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“I think it’s necessary to get as many clubs involved as possible. We’re very bitter about our elimination from the Europa League. It hurts us.

“We’re not looking for excuses, but we had nine players missing, not just Icardi. We must learn from this defeat and look to the future.”

Speaking ahead of the Milan derby, Marotta hinted the tie is a must-win encounter.

“The future is the match against Milan. We need to bring out even more pride and sense of belonging, both of which are crucial elements for achieving any important objective.”

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