Is it really wrong, if you are a coach, to leave Inter after a win? The question, inevitably cyclical in the recent history of the club, returned to the top two Tuesdays ago, when Antonio Conte José imitated Mourinho after having physically and mentally experienced the different meaning of a triumph for the Nerazzurri. Two very similar decisions, even if taken in decidedly opposite contexts: if in 2010 the cycle of victories reached its apotheosis in Madrid with the Triplet, eleven years after the Scudetto that interrupted the Juventus hegemony is the furthest away from a last glorious chapter. Still, the moves of the Special One and of King Antonio they seem to have in common the quest to find something better out there. This time Real Madrid is not the villain of the story, we found out the day before yesterday when the announcement of the sensational return of Carlo Ancelotti on the bench of the whites. The former coach of the national team, unlike the Portuguese, was not considered suitable for the role, which does not remove the theme of the ambitions of the team from the discussion table. Benamata in the next season and beyond. Inter dC (after Conte) will not have the obligation to win the second star immediately since, without the Salento coach, who has also introduced a new mentality in the group, there will be that positive obsession for victory that few at the world know how to transmit with its own strength. The goals of the Italian champions will be defined slowly over the next few weeks, especially in relation to the physiognomy that the squad will have after a market characterized by sacrifices (one or two top via?) And the usual creativity, including capital gains, loans and purchases in installments. The scudetto sewn onto the shirt imposes on Inter a favorite role in the 2021-22 edition of Serie A, but when you change your technical guide and touch (?) Crucial players, nothing is taken for granted. Exactly like in the race for the tricolor which at the beginning of June appears more uncertain than ever: who can realistically oppose an Inter that, although orphan of a top coach but which has the best Italian coach on the market, will not be dismantled? It’s Beppe’s Inter Marotta even before Simone Inzaghi: ad sport has put even more face on it than Steven Zhang promising fans that the team will not be dismantled. “Just yesterday – declared the Varese manager on May 27th – there was a protest (Curva Nord ed) under the headquarters and the simplest thing I thought to do was to explain the moment to three representatives of difficulties. They understood and today they made a statement in which the difficulties are understood, with the hope of doing well. You can win even without making large investments, which maybe you go to do with competence in the structure and in human resources “.
Here are the two keywords: investing and winning. Always arm in arm, inseparable at any latitude in the world of football. Marotta also knows this, perfectly aware of the difficulties encountered when one is called upon to repeat a success. It depends on a thousand factors, including those that are not directly controllable, such as the strength of the competition. How much more competitive Inter are really competitive than those who have reached 12-13 points behind? The gap, overturned compared to the pre-Conte era, is today a difficult concept to define due to all the upheavals that have taken place and will be inside and outside the world of Inter. The uncertainty is palpable within the walls of Viale della Liberazione, an unusual feeling after the euphoria experienced in the last month which was perfectly photographed by the CEO Alessandro Antonello: “These are days of happiness, then, as in all businesses, the days are busy. There is a project, a strategy, of course we need to revise the programs every now and then. In the new season we will be able to guarantee a sporting performance that matches the champions of ‘Italy. Scudetto? The goal is to always appear in the top positions, it will be an increasingly difficult competition because the other teams are getting stronger “.
Without the Conte factor, 12 million a year to have the almost mathematical guarantee of winning, Inter must find a new balance between the field and the budget. It’s up to Marotta to make the difference, to take on more responsibilities than he shared with his successful partner who is now tempted by a new adventure in the Premier, at Tottenham. The fate of Inter will depend on the decisions that the management will take between now and September, within the margins of maneuver designed by Suning, a club that must shun mediocrity after being freed from its logic. This is the greatest legacy left by Conte, almost as if to say: ‘now that I have taught you how to do it, you can continue to win even without me’. Message already widely received by Romelu Lukaku, a symbol of interism, who in a statement released last night on Belgian TV vtm confirmed the iron will to stay to win the Scudetto again. Not without hiding the regret for the opposite decision already taken by his mentor: “When I heard he was about to leave it was difficult because we have a hungry group, guys who work for the team. And that cycle had suddenly stopped”. Inter, said between the lines Big Rom, it goes on even without Conte, it is the reality with which the environment has been living for nine days. Marotta’s Inter was born, who today will put the keys to the project in the hands of Simoni Inzaghi. If it is cycle, only time will tell.
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