Claudio Ranieri warns Inter “enough walking, it’s time to start running” with a difficult match against Siena.
“We are facing a real team and I’m happy for Giuseppe Sannino, who came late to Serie A, but deserves to be here,” said the Coach.
“All XI men move in unison, including the goalkeeper. It won’t be easy, but we want to get the full result. Don’t forget Siena are the only side who managed to score a goal away to Udinese.”
The Nerazzurri have had more injury problems this week, as Lucio is out for almost a month and Cristian Chivu also misses out, joining long-term absentees Wesley Sneijder and Douglas Maicon.
“When Coaches change often, the fitness training also changes and there can be some problems with that. I doubt we’re alone, as throughout Serie A there are numerous muscular injuries.
“Of course having all the players at my disposal would allow me to field the best possible line-up, but at this moment some have to carry the can.”
The Coach was asked about whether Inter will ever balance Giampaolo Pazzini and Diego Milito in the same line-up.
“If I continue with the new system, then they will always be alternated, because we need only one striker. Playing every three days means everyone can play and keep fit. I am happy with what Mauro Zarate is giving to the side, but I’m also convinced he can give much more.
“The fact remains we’re running out of time. Enough walking, it’s time to start running. I can see the team has broken out of its shell and we are getting back on track with the right approach, but Siena are a truly tough opponent on their home turf.
“We’ve got to take it one game at a time.”
Inter squad: Julio Cesar, Castellazzi, Orlandoni; Cordoba, Caldirola, Ranocchia, Samuel, Faraoni, Nagatomo; Zanetti, Stankovic, Thiago Motta, Alvarez, Poli, Cambiasso, Obi, Coutinho; Pazzini, Milito, Zarate, Castaignos