Thursday December 30 2010
Moratti scores Inter 9.5 for 2010

Inter President Massimo Moratti has given his side a score of 9.5 out of 10 after their performances this year.

The Nerazzurri won five trophies, most notably the Champions League, Scudetto and Club World Cup.

Interviewed on Sky Italia to mark the 15th year of his presidency, Moratti was asked to rate Inter's achievements.

"Nine and a half because you could only give a 10 by winning the European Super Cup in Monte Carlo.

"Sure, it makes an impression at the end of the year to see five trophies all together. It's frankly exceptional."

Looking back at his 15 years at the helm, Moratti joked: "15 years are too many. We have to remember that Italian football suffered the terrible situation that came out of Calciopoli and that it was decisively the worst moment in our football. So it's better now. Football follows the international financial situation and so you cannot allow yourself to be as bright about things as some time ago.

"We have more clubs in financial difficulties both in Serie B and in the Lega Pro. We need to have new ideas, perhaps to create Leagues that are slightly different at the highest level. But football today follows what the international situation is at the time."

Moratti then reflected on his decision to appoint Leonardo as Rafa Benitez's replacement.

"2011 is an important year for Leonardo because this is a courageous and beautiful decision of his. 2010 was the most important year in recent times at Inter and something positive can only come from this.

"I never like to think about losing the Scudetto. I hold it dear. I hope that the team can come back and I believe that we have the chance to do it even if the gap is big.

"The Champions League by now figures in the order of our ideas as something we can win so we definitely have to think about doing so again.

"We all know that it's a gamble, so I don't want to put pressure on the Coach."

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