Monday May 14 2012
Strama: Europa League a positive

Inter may have missed out on Champions League qualification, but Coach Andrea Stramaccioni insists the Europa League is still an achievement.

The Nerazzurri finished out of the regulation European positions this term, after Week 38’s defeat to Lazio left them in sixth place.

However, with Napoli and Juventus contesting the Coppa Italia final, the Europa League berth from that competition has been transferred to the League, with Inter benefiting.

Stramaccioni, Inter’s third Coach of a difficult season, believes that it is an achievement for the club to take the slot.

“We know that we haven’t gotten into the Champions League,” the 36-year-old acknowledged briefly on Sky Sport 24.

“The Europa League is very different, but it was still important to qualify for Europe.”

The former youth team boss was quizzed again about his confirmation at the club for next season.

“I have spoken with Moratti, we are talking and we will talk again soon. He has a very clear idea for a technical project. He has not changed his mind in this last month.”

The tactician was also asked about Luis Enrique and Francesco Guidolin’s recent statements that the season had taken a lot of them.

“I cannot wait to be stressed out like them. We are talking about two winning Coaches, so I would like to be as stressed out as them, and winning.”