Thursday September 27 2012
Moratti: 'No big investments'

President Massimo Moratti insist Inter “will not make big investments” in January and is supportive of the new three-man defence.

The patron spoke to journalists as he left the Board of Directors meeting.

“We talked about the new stadium, the current situation, yesterday’s game, the youth academy and many other things,” said Moratti.

“The important thing is that there is enthusiasm within the squad. We are only here to support them.”

The Nerazzurri won 2-0 away to Chievo last night with Coach Andrea Stramaccioni adopting a new 3-5-2 system.

“Any combination of numbers is fine as long as the mechanism works. What’s really important is that it works for the team, the Coach and can give them a sense of certainty during games.

“It’s not that only one tactic exists and the others are failures. It all depends on the players you have at that moment. Right now, it is useful to use a three-man defence.

“Antonio Cassano is bringing a great deal to the table, not just on the field but also in terms of his collaboration with the Coach and his teammates. When I say he is wise now, he is certainly proving me right.”

Moratti was asked whether the club will dive back on to the transfer market for big-name buys in January.

“There can be slight improvements, but a club has to pay attention to finances and balancing the books both for the Financial Fair Play rules and because it’s the right thing to do.

“Aside from the options we have, I think that if you don’t truly believe in what you have, then it’s difficult to believe in what you don’t have.

“I think we have something important in this squad and a youth academy that continues to bring us quality players.”

Inter take on Fiorentina this weekend and Moratti is expecting a very tough test.

“In my view, they are the best team I’ve seen play so far this season. They put in a great performance against Juventus and it’s going to be very difficult, but we’ll make it hard for them too.”

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