Thursday December 22 2011
Ranieri blames media pressure

Claudio Ranieri believes Inter’s youngsters need to be given time to grow. “It’s difficult here, as elsewhere the media is friendlier.”

Ricky Alvarez scored his debut Serie A goal against Lecce, though Jonathan, Philippe Coutinho and Luc Castaignos are still finding their feet.

“I am convinced the club made good buys over the summer. It’s just that adapting to Italian football straight away is not easy, as even people like Patrick Vieira and Thierry Henry had trouble.

“When you come to a side like Inter there is always a lot of pressure, so it’s not easy to work calmly. In environments like Udinese, where there is a more relaxed approach and the media is friendlier, it’s much easier to grow young players.”

Ranieri also revealed his own issues when taking over from Gian Piero Gasperini.

“When you arrive in a top club like Inter, you have to get into the minds of every player and find that synchronicity,” the Coach told Inter Channel.

“It’s clear that the rapport is very difficult when someone is convinced he trains well and then ends up on the bench. Since I have been here, I’ve been very calm, as my players have given me that reassurance.”

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