Tuesday September 13 2011
Cambiasso shrugs off criticism

Esteban Cambiasso trusts Inter will make up for their defeat to Palermo by starting on the right Champions League foot against Trabzonspor.

The Nerazzurri and their 3-4-3 tactics are being torn apart by the media following a 4-3 Serie A loss in Sicily on Sunday night.

“Without doubt we're going into a difficult game, as I don't know any team in the Champions League that isn't tough to face,” said the Argentine midfielder.

“We will have to be particularly wary of their counter-attacks while we are pushing forward.”

This is the tactic that proved so fruitful for Palermo at the weekend and which prompted Gian Piero Gasperini to reconsider his system.

“Talking about tactics like this is reductive, as you defend with all 10 players in a team. I have won with four defenders and also lost with four. Football is a lot more complex than that.

“What is the problem? We lost a game, but does that mean we have to revolutionise everything from the President to the kit staff? I don't understand what we're talking about,” said a frustrated Cambiasso in his Press conference.

“We lost, nobody is shirking their responsibility or looking for excuses, but we need to stay calm here. It was a bad start, but not a state of emergency. Now we have to focus on the Champions League and be sure not to have a false start there, too.

“Our motivation is very high and a side like ours cannot just stop after a defeat. We get back on our feet. A player must ignore criticism and carry on working.

“I hope the fans will do the same and stand by us at San Siro in our Champions League opener.”

Some changes will be forced upon Gasperini, as Diego Forlan is cup-tied.

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