Tuesday April 9 2013
Pulvirenti: 'No anti-Inter conspiracy'

Catania President Antonino Pulvirenti promised new signings, but warned he doesn’t agree with Massimo Moratti’s accusations of “an anti-Inter conspiracy.”

Moratti caused shockwaves after the 4-3 defeat to Atalanta on Sunday evening when he declared he “no longer believes in the good faith of referees.”

Pulvirenti has often been among the most outspoken Presidents in Serie A, but was not impressed with the Nerazzurri’s tone.

“I do not agree with those claiming there is an anti-Inter conspiracy. Moratti should remember the penalty that wasn’t given to Catania at San Siro this season,” Pulvirenti told ItaSportPress.

“We did not complain, other than for the incident that happened with Juventus at the Massimino.”

Juve won 1-0 with an offside goal after Catania had a strike incorrectly chalked off.

Pulvirenti also commented on the Elefantini’s amazing season and their push for Europe.

“There is a strange atmosphere around the team after the draw with Cagliari. The ultras have always supported us, but the other fans in a part of the stadium started jeering. It’s not as if we can call this season a failure.

“We always talked about safety, even though we are four points off the Europa League places. The lads should be applauded, as in this entire campaign they only got two games wrong. I was sad to see them so upset and downhearted in the locker room.

“I don’t know who will be leaving in June, but we are already working on the Catania of the future. We already have a deal for two important South Americans who will wear the Catania jersey next term.

“Nicola Legrottaglie is a great professional and we will soon meet to discuss his contract. I think he can continue with Catania, if he wants to.”

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