Massimo Moratti has admitted that Inter will consider seriously rejuvenating their ageing squad over the summer.
The Nerazzurri’s Champions League elimination last night, coupled with their domestic struggles, is being widely seen as the end of a winning era at the club.
It now leaves President Moratti and his fellow club officials with some decisions to make about the direction of the Beneamata.
“It would be a wise idea to start thinking about the long-term future of the side, to build a team that will be essentially young,” Moratti noted.
“But the problem is that if things don’t go well after three games then there will be regrets…
“As well as the ability of the new players with fresh legs, the team needs experience. Several players will remain, but we’ll bring in something new.
“It will all depend on the project which we’ll plan with the Coach.”
There is a possibility that Inter could follow the example set by Roma who transformed their squad and style over the summer.
“It all depends on the realistic ambitions and habits that you have,” Moratti continued.
“It would be a good idea to reconstruct from the base with the intention of immediately achieving important results and getting all of your transfers right.”
The oil baron was also asked whether a failure to qualify for next season’s Champions League – third is currently eight points away – may actually be an advantage in their rebuilding plans.
“It could be, but I don’t know what to hope for. It is almost impossible to qualify for next season’s Champions League, but we hope we can do it as it would be a demonstration of character.”
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