NEWS
Thursday September 15 2011
Moratti backs new Inter tactics

Inter President Massimo Moratti will give Gian Piero Gasperini extra time to prove himself after a change in formation.

Inter lost 1-0 to Trabzonspor in the Champions League last night, but Gasperini's decision to switch his 3-4-3 into a 4-3-3 has been met with approval by the Nerazzurri chief.

"At the moment, I think it's a question of waiting because the match tactics have been changed," Moratti said outside his Milan offices on Thursday morning.

"I think the team showed restraint and held back a bit last night. It was an important match all right, but these things can happen.

"Should the team play with a four-man defence? Yes."

Inter have now lost all three competitive games of the season so far, but Moratti is archiving the Italian Super Cup loss to Milan in early August.

When asked whether he thought Wednesday's defeat was different to the others, he replied: "To others? To the other…

"We don't need to go back two months, but these are two completely different things."

Despite Moratti's apparent faith in Gasperini, the Italian media are already speculating about possible replacements.

England boss Fabio Capello, Delio Rossi and Claudio Ranieri are all being linked with the job should Gasperini be axed.

The Nerazzurri are next in action on Saturday night against Roma.

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