Arrigo Sacchi says Inter play an “ancient” style of football, which “would not be appreciated” outside Italy.
The Nerazzurri went clear at the top of Serie A this weekend, thrashing Frosinone 4-0, but it was only the second time they had scored more than one goal this season.
Roberto Mancini’s side have only conceded seven goals in 13 games, but the former Milan Coach insists only Italians could appreciate this style of play.
“Inter are showcasing an ancient style of football, revisited by someone with clear ideas,” Sacchi told a conference on sport and welfare, as reported by Gazzetta dello Sport.
“In some countries, this style of football would not be appreciated, but it’s fine in a country like Italy where winning is everything.
“In many countries, football is a spectator sport. Here though, it’s not a spectacle because there’s no aesthetic beauty. There’s no sport, because the rules aren’t respected, as demonstrated by the many scandals.”
Sacchi did, however, offer hope for the future of Italian football.
“We’re at a good time now, because we have a group of style-based Coaches, who are optimistic, more creative and teach the idea of playing openly everywhere.”
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