Saturday December 22 2012
Strama: 'Great 2013 for Inter'

Andrea Stramaccioni feels Inter did what they could to earn a point against Genoa, but “the foundations are in place for a great 2013.”

The Nerazzurri surprisingly went behind at San Siro to troubled Genoa, but Esteban Cambiasso snatched a late equaliser for the 1-1 result.

“We knew this was a difficult time with many problems, including some that aren’t hitting the headlines,” said the Coach.

“If the result might not seem positive, I still want to compliment the lads. Despite going behind to a buttoned-down team, we are left with regret at not winning the game.

“Clearly, the final chance with Marko Livaja in front of an open goal was incredible, but that’s where we are at right now. The Christmas break comes at the right moment.”

Ricky Alvarez returned from injury only to come back off with a thigh problem after 30 minutes.

“Inter started well and we had several scoring opportunities, but lost the momentum after that injury. After the break I used Cristian Chivu as a playmaker in front of the defence and Ciro Immobile did really well to score that goal.

“I don’t want to talk about the transfer window or who we could do with. I just want to praise the players who wear the Inter jersey now. The foundations are in place for a great 2013. We might adjust occasionally, but the 3-5-2 and 3-4-3 remain our basic systems.”

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