Under-fire Spalletti confident of Inter’s backing

Luciano Spalletti believes Inter Milan are still behind him despite the club’s poor run of form which continued after a 1-0 defeat to Bologna.

Federico Santander scored the decisive header for the struggling Bologna at San Siro, meaning the Nerazzurri have picked up one point from three Serie A games in 2019.

“A few things irritated me, but for the rest, we’ll wait until the usual post-match analysis tomorrow morning,” the Coach told Football Italia.

“We looked intimidated and create problems for ourselves, even when there is no need. When there is insecurity, you make a mistake and the other team scores straight away.

“If you don’t have a strong character to match the history of the club and the stadium, you can’t react. Perhaps in that sense, we have struggled the most.

“I thought that we had built the foundations at least, but instead we make really basic mistakes.”

Spalletti was asked if the squad was still playing him 100 per cent. And he said

“I believe so. It’s all about the details and an incident that can go your way or not. After that, keep the right balance on the field, without trying to win the match by yourself or force the ball through.

“You can tell the team is behind me, but we lack something in the fight. The others fight harder than we do.”

With the club reportedly linked to former Chelsea coach Antonio Conte, Spalletti revealed he was unfazed by the fans reaction.

“This would probably help someone who was in the balance. It changes nothing for me, nor the type of work I have to do.

“It is nothing new, being jeered by the fans, as I’ve experienced it a few times in my career. When you pay the price of the ticket, you have the right to demand something different, especially if the team is called Inter.”



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