Wednesday August 8 2012
Stramaccioni sees incomplete Inter

Andrea Stramaccioni believes that Inter are incomplete going into their Europa League qualifying round second leg, but is unconcerned at this time.

The Nerazzurri are preparing for the second leg of their Third qualifying round match with Hajduk Split in a commanding position, having won the first leg away from home 3-0.

However, Coach Stramaccioni still sees work that needs to be done, so as to have the team ready for the start of the domestic season.

“Our debut, for its personality and way of playing, has given us good initial feedback,” the tactician told reporters on Wednesday.

“With my eyes I also saw things going wrong and I am trying to work on them. I defy anyone not to get things wrong on August 10, but for personality and our style, we are there.

“Now we must improve the things that went wrong. We are neither elated by the result nor concerned about the mistakes.”

The young tactician then took questions on Inter’s transfer work so far this summer and on how reported attempts for Ezequiel Lavezzi and Lucas Moura were both thwarted by Paris Saint-Germain.

“Individuality cannot change the idea of a team. I think it’s important that we focus on players who are useful and functional. The characteristics of the team go beyond a single name. I would see a problem if a player arrived who did not function in the way we play. When the first name on the list fades it is not a problem. What is important is that the players who do arrive are functional.

“The important thing is that we are clear ourselves. I would be worried if by August 31 the players with the characteristics I am after have not arrived, but I’m not worried at this time.

“I’m happy with the relationship I have with management. I listen, and they listen to my ideas. I’m fortunate to have a President with whom I can talk about football also technically.

“I get on with him very well. For all the decisions I take the final responsibility. So far, no player has arrived without my welcome.”