Thursday September 15 2011
Moratti: Don't blame Gasperini

Inter President Massimo Moratti has backed boss Gian Piero Gasperini. "He's not to blame for the Trabzonspor defeat."

The Coach was already under immense pressure going into last night's Champions League game after defeat at Palermo. That pressure has only increased following Wednesday's shock 1-0 loss.

"Gasperini is not up for discussion," the Nerazzurri owner noted. "Definitely not, because this evening the team was well set out on the pitch.

"They just couldn't get the right rhythm going, they held back a little and maybe lacked a bit of impetus, but I certainly can't blame the Coach for that."

The former Genoa tactician made changes for the game by using a 4-3-3 system instead of his preferred 3-4-3.

"Of course I'm disappointed at losing at home against these opponents, but, at the same time, I can't say anything because I think the defence did well," Moratti added.

"It was quite a slow game. We were trying to be cautious because the defeat on Sunday probably shocked us a little.

"Our opponents never really looked like scoring and then with their first chance they got a goal.

"We missed a few good opportunities and when you lose you can talk about all sorts of things, but it doesn't change the fact that you've lost."

When asked whether another home defeat at the weekend against Roma could lead to some changes, Moratti cooled speculation.

"If we start putting it like that then it becomes impossible both for the Coach and the players to work."

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