NEWS
Monday August 29 2011
Gasp told to play Pazzini

Inter chief Massimo Moratti has offered Gian Piero Gasperini some tactical advice. "Giampaolo Pazzini must play."

The Nerazzurri official made the demand following Inter's 3-2 loss to Chievo in a friendly at the weekend.

Pazzini, signed from Sampdoria in January, started the game on the bench but did come on to score a late consolation goal.

"Pazzini must play," oil baron Moratti told reporters. "He's a striker who scores a mountain of goals."

The Italian will be in competition with Diego Milito and, with all probability, Diego Forlan for a starting shirt this term.

Pazzini has scored 11 goals in 17 Serie A games for the Nerazzurri.

Meanwhile, Moratti was also asked for his opinion on the positioning of Wesley Sneijder and the three-man defence.

"Sneijder? Don't let me talk…." he continued. "As for the defence, things may change.

"Any irrefutable offers for Wesley? Perhaps from Milan," he joked.

Inter are also expected to confirm the loan arrival of Andrea Poli from Sampdoria at some stage on Monday.

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