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Tuesday January 21 2020
Conte can't complain now

Antonio Conte can no longer complain at a lack of options, argues Emmet Gates, as Inter are giving the moaning coach everything he asks for.

“We are talking about players who, apart from Diego Godin, have never won anything. Who do we turn to? Nicolò Barella, who has come from Cagliari? Or Stefano Sensi, who came from Sassuolo?”

These are perhaps Antonio Conte’s most infamous words of the season. Bellowed in the aftermath of Inter’s 3-2 defeat to Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League in November, it was Conte at his crabbiest: bemoaning a lack of alternatives in his squad.

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Monday January 20 2020
Lazio demand 'reimbursement' from ultras

Lazio sent a letter to individual fans who made Fascist salutes during a Europa League game against Rennes requesting €50,000 in damages.

The club is trying to take action against the fringe of Far Right ultras who continue to give Lazio a bad name, not just in Italy, but in Europe.

The situation came to a head during the Europa League match against Rennes on October 3, which resulted in UEFA closing a section of the Stadio Olimpico stands as punishment for the next match, along with a €20,000 fine.

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Thursday January 16 2020
Lautaro: 'I feel comfortable at Inter'

Lautaro Martinez has claimed he's “comfortable” at Inter amid rumours about interest from Barcelona and said “a lot changed” when Antonio Conte arrived.

The 22-year-old has been linked with a move to Barcelona after his contributions in the title race this campaign.

Lautaro ended the first half on 10 goals in 18 Serie A games and said the rumours about the Blaugrana only means that he is performing well for the Nerazzurri.

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Thursday January 16 2020
Eriksen the right man for Inter

Christian Eriksen looks set join Inter from Tottenham Hotspur, so Karsten Krogh examines whether the Dane is a good fit for Antonio Conte and Serie A.

Christian Eriksen will turn 28 in February and should be at the absolute peak of his powers the next couple of years. He has never been particularly quick and thus never had to rely on his speed. He is almost never injured and he has been used to playing many games over a season. Last term he played 35 Premier League matches (eight goals and 12 assists) and 12 in the Champions League (two goals and four assists). Statistically, he is often the player on the pitch who has run the most after Tottenham’s games. 

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Tuesday January 14 2020
Pioli targets Coppa Italia success

Stefano Pioli has admitted that “a great club” like Milan should play to win the Coppa Italia as “all the big clubs focus on this competition”.

Milan are preparing to face SPAL in the last 16 of the tournament and will host the team from Ferrara on Wednesday night.

Pioli concedes that there’s no point looking “too far ahead” and is only focused on their next match.

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Tuesday January 14 2020
Report: Inter meet with Chong's agent

Inter have reportedly met with Manchester United youngster Tahith Chong’s representatives to present a contract offer to the Dutchman.

Sky Sport Italia writes that Inter officials have met with the player’s agents to bring the player to San Siro when his contract expires in June.

Chong has appeared as a transfer target for Serie A rivals Juventus, who were reportedly in advanced talks with the United starlet.

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Friday January 10 2020
Cristante: 'Roma fighting on all fronts'

Bryan Cristante has said he’s happy that Roma are “fighting on all fronts” and is aiming to play in the Coppa Italia Final this season.

The midfielder renewed his contract with Roma and has tied himself to the club until 2024.

Now he is aiming to get a good run in the two cup competitions the Giallorossi prepare for during the second half of the campaign.

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Wednesday January 8 2020
Gosens: 'We're used to San Siro'

Robin Gosens said Atalanta are “used” to play at San Siro and has claimed there are “big expectations” ahead of the Inter match this weekend.

The German wingback looks forward to play against “a very strong squad” and pointed out the “challenge” Atalanta face in Romelu Lukaku and Lautaro Martinez ahead of the big match at the Giuseppe Meazza this weekend.

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Friday January 3 2020
Zanetti: 'Inter want Europa title'

Javier Zanetti claims Inter “knew” Lautaro Martinez would work well with Romelu Lukaku and that the club “hope to reach” the Europa League Final.

Lautaro only played in Mauro Icardi’s absence last season but has stepped up under Antonio Conte, forging a prolific partnership with Lukaku, who became Inter’s record signing last summer.

“Lautaro is doing important things,” Zanetti, now the Nerazzurri’s Vice-President, told TyC Sports.

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Friday January 3 2020
Lazio's time has come

All the pieces are falling into place and Lazio have never had a better shot at a top four finish, explains Kaustubh Pandey.

Lazio have been Serie A’s best side in recent weeks. While their Europa League campaign was scuppered by throwing away leads to Cluj and Celtic, the Biancocelesti have turned that disappointed into an advantage in domestic competition.

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