Luis Figo has recommended that Inter check their ambition, whilst he sees no ‘real project’ in Milan’s transfer strategy of late.
The Nerazzurri and Coach Walter Mazzarri are once more under scrutiny this month for a frustrating run of form against weaker opposition.
For their former Portuguese winger, though, expectations have been too high.
“I always say that we must aim for a target based on the quality available to us,” Figo has told the Gazzetta dello Sport today.
“Inter does not have the technical means to win the Scudetto and this has been the case for a while. Now they are trying to qualify for Europe but, with this squad, it is hard.
“Mazzarri seems like a great professional, experienced and with quality. Yet, again, the Coach cannot perform miracles - it takes a good team to do a good job.
“Miracles do not fall from the sky, it is impossible.
“I do not know Erick Thohir, I have a good relationship with the Moratti family, to whom I owe a lot. This new investor I have met just a couple of times, I have no idea what he is like or what he can do.”
Figo was also asked about Inter’s cross-town rivals Milan and their own struggles this term.
“From the outside I have seen a team that takes a player here, one there…I honestly do not think there is a real project on purchases.
“They are choosing based on the economic convenience of the moment, people at the end of a contract, let’s say they are buying according to their budget and so it is difficult to have a good season.
“Seedorf? In Portugal they say ‘nothing ventured, nothing gained’ - the directors were well aware of Clarence and his idea of football, they have thought he was the right person at this time.
“I like Seedorf, he is one in football that has always been greatly interested and now as a Coach I do not know, of course he must demonstrate his quality.”