Thursday September 15 2011
Inter 'can't afford' to give Gasp time

Inter director Ernesto Paolillo has warned Gian Piero Gasperini is “talking about a bedding-in period we simply cannot afford.”

The Nerazzurri got off to their worst start since 1921, losing all three official games in the Italian Super Cup, Serie A and Champions League.

President Massimo Moratti backed his Coach after the switch to a four-man defence, but others at the club are not so reassuring.

“Gasperini is talking about a bedding-in period, but we simply cannot afford it,” said general manager Paolillo.

“I think the players are following his advice. Now it is up to him to find the right way to emerge from this situation as soon as possible.”

Inter were plunged into crisis by two defeats in four days, falling 4-3 at Palermo and 1-0 on home turf to Turkish debutants Trabzonspor.