Monday August 22 2011
Gasperini expects Inter signings

Inter boss Gian Piero Gasperini is expecting some new signings before the transfer window closes.

The Nerazzurri are set to bring in a new striker to replace the soon to be sold Samuel Eto'o, but the tactician wants more than one new face.

"We all know how good Eto'o is, but I think this is a team that can also be set up differently, though obviously it's the strength of your attack that determines how good you are," he stated.

"Would Inter be weaker without Eto'o? There are other players and we'll start building again with this squad.

"We'll try to get back the players who are out at the moment and we might be able to strengthen a little too.

"Certainly at the moment we're a bit short in certain areas, including midfield, when you think about how many games we'll have to play.

"But the club knows very well what to do. There are still 10 days left before the transfer window closes.

"Up front is where you can increase the quality of your team, but we have to recognise that the transfer situation isn't easy at the moment."

Inter were in action on Sunday when they had to come from two goals down to salvage a draw against 10-man Olympiacos.

"I saw conflicting things," the tactician noted. "The first half was definitely good, then after the interval we made life difficult for ourselves.

"We were a man up but we made a mess of the goal and from then the game was uphill.

"We still have work to do, but I saw some very positive things and also a slump after the break.

"There's also the fact that we're trying to give playing time to lots of our youngsters, so the team is being changed around a bit, but we must always start afresh with the good things we've done."