Monday August 29 2016
Moratti: ‘De Boer needs time’

Former President Massimo Moratti urges Inter to give Frank de Boer time - “he’s trying to build something”.

The Dutchman replaced Roberto Mancini on the bench this summer, but has failed to win either of his first two Serie A games.

“He’s trying to build something, I think he needs a bit of time so it’s too early to comment,” Moratti told Ansa.

“I imagine he has his objectives and his strategy. Maybe he’s doing tests to see what the best tactical solution.

“Did Mancini’s departure complicate things? Of course, but once it’s done you have to do the best to help the new Coach.

“Inter always have important objectives, we can’t be discouraged by the first two results.”

Moratti was also asked about the Nerazzurri’s two new signings, with Joao Mario arriving from Sporting and Gabigol joining from Santos.

“I saw Joao Mario play in the European Championships in France. I think he’s very good, hopefully he can keep performing on that level for Inter.

“The Brazilian [Gabigol] is a good young player. We’ll see in what role he’s deployed in attack, and how he’ll manage to adapt to the Italian League.”