After a 3-2 defeat to Genoa on Saturday, Nerazzurri were given taking two days off. As the men returned to the Centro Sportivo Angelo Moratti, the club’s manager Roberto Mancini must have watched his squad in a rather pensive manner. This is just another huge turning point of the club. The coach would have been wondering who are from his squad will still be with him next season.
The last match against Genoa saw Milanese create chances but just easily given them away. Some mistakes were made on the pitch, especially by captain Andrea Ranocchia. The game ended all hope of Inter qualifying for the Europa League and gave Mancini a lot think about before their final home game of the season against Empoli.
Argentine forward Mauro Icardo emphasized the condition of his team’s poor season. He mentioned about his team lacking champions after last season’s retirements and sales of the final players associated with the treble winners of 2009/2010. The player assumes that things will be so different next season, simply adds to the belief that there is to be a major overhaul in the summer.
What the forward talked about was not totally wrong, since Inter have suffered many false dawns since 2010 and this summer does not promise to be any better unless those in charge operate quickly and efficiently.
Concerning the criticisms towards the captain, Mancini mentioned that Ranocchia has improved but he is still a long way from the level he needs to reach. The coach wants him to work harder the summer to salvage his career at the club.
There is no doubt that Inter Milan are technically capable of beating Empoli in the final game of the seasn and will work hard to do so. On the other hand, Inter may have another life line to use this summer as Financial Fair Play rules have been released and will allow more owner investments, as early as next month.