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    Quote Originally Posted by diamen View Post
    In my opinion Crotone is the worst team in the league, they lack football quality. It should be easy win. There are only two dangerous players there. One is left wingback, Arkadiusz Reca, who is very dynamic player, but should be covered easily by Hakimi who is faster. Another one is Junior Messias who is very technical player who can easily dribble few players and create a scoring chance by his own.

    By the way, Junior Messias is 29 years old, but just few years ago he was an amateur player who was working in the household products shop.
    Kept the dream alive. Respect.

    You wouldn’t think the winning streak would end against Crotone but who knows with this squad. They might be fat and lazy after the mini Christmas break. Getting maximum points against Crotone and Sampdoria would be ideal as the schedule gets a bit tougher after.


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    For the period January - February we have to play 10 fixtures in serie A, including the games against Roma, Lazio, Juventus, Fiorentina, Milan

    Last time when we had 10 matches in that period was season 2015-2016, where we collected barely 12 points

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    In recent memory, we have always taken a big public dump in January. I haven't checked, but I am guessing its been our worst month in terms of points per game over the last few years.

    Hopefully this time will be different. We head into January on a 7 game winning run, instead of the usual crash. We are also recovering players. If there is no covid outbreak that screws us, I hope for a better than usual January.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bluenine View Post
    In recent memory, we have always taken a big public dump in January. I haven't checked, but I am guessing its been our worst month in terms of points per game over the last few years.

    Hopefully this time will be different. We head into January on a 7 game winning run, instead of the usual crash. We are also recovering players. If there is no covid outbreak that screws us, I hope for a better than usual January.
    Do remember we are 3-4 matches behind usual schedule. We usually enter January with 16-18 games in hand.
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    Don't worry Ed, usually our crash starts after Moratti claims that we are Scudetto favourites... so we are safe for now.

    Oh wait....


    Massimo Moratti: “Inter Are Favourites For Serie A Title But Must Raise Level Of Play”

    Former Inter president and owner Massimo Moratti has shared his belief that Inter can go all the way and win a first Serie A title in 10 years this season.

    “I think that in recent weeks the situation has become favourable,” he began an interview with Italian daily newspaper Il Giornale, which appeared in Wednesday’s print edition.“When the league resumes, the team will be in a comfortable position and I think that they can win the title because they are a strong team and have quality, even if they must become more fluid and must play better if they want to reach certain goals.”

    He then elaborated on the possibility of Inter bringing home the Scudetto: “It could happen but we still have to see many things and others also seem fierce to me. I see Inter well and as favourites for the title but they still have to raise the level of play.”

    Moratti then went on to compliment AC Milan for the way that they have played this season which has taken almost everyone by surprise.“I think few were expecting it. I have to pay my biggest compliments to the club, to Pioli, to the players who are really doing something exceptional.

    “I thought that with Ibrahimovic’s absence they would have lost something and instead they have also achieved results without him.”

    Moratti then shared his disappointed with Inter’s elimination from the UEFA Champions League at the group stage. “It burns and it bothers me. There was some bad luck but Inter had to get past this round. The elimination can help given even more stimulus and motivation to the team that now has the great goal of winning the Scudetto.”

    Next Moratti spoke on Christian Eriksen and his difficult spell with Inter that began last January: “I do not want to take any sides because it is difficult to give an opinion. Everyone is right and everyone is wrong.”

    Moratti then went on to sing the praises of Inter trio Nicolo Barella, Romelu Lukaku and Achraf Hakimi. “Barella is improving game after game and considerably so. Lukaku is very strong but we have been saying this for months and then there is Hakimi who, if he can perform consistently, can become devastating.”

    He proceeded to discuss the investment made into new signings and Inter manager Antonio Conte.“The club has invested a lot and indeed has followed what the coach has dictated from the beginning. They have followed the path of Conte, they have spent a lot of money to reinforce the squad and I think that a team that can compete in Italy and Europe is being set up.”

    In conclusion Moratti spoke on whether Massimiliano ‘Max’ Allegri could replace Conte as Inter manager at some point in the future.“Allegri instead of Conte? I don’t know, I no longer have this knowledge of the coaches. Allegri is as good as Conte but then you always have to see if you get the results.

    “If Inter win it is clear that the manager will not change but then everything is relative in football.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by Javier'sSon View Post
    That last sentence haunts me.
    Oh, the privilege of supporting a big club... to be haunted by the prospect of having to make do with a coach who wins you a scudetto.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bluenine View Post
    Oh, the privilege of supporting a big club... to be haunted by the prospect of having to make do with a coach who wins you a scudetto.
    The quote is from Moratti though. It means tomorrow Conte will be fired.

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    It's more likely Conte leaves after he has won the Scudetto with us. By leaving I mean with a mutual agreement. He has shown he can do it (win at Inter) so that will give him leverage in the market when looking for a new job. It will be a big risk for him to stay, since if he doesn't replicate the season in his third one, it will look worse in his CV in 2022.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CafeCordoba View Post
    It's more likely Conte leaves after he has won the Scudetto with us. By leaving I mean with a mutual agreement. He has shown he can do it (win at Inter) so that will give him leverage in the market when looking for a new job. It will be a big risk for him to stay, since if he doesn't replicate the season in his third one, it will look worse in his CV in 2022.
    So if we don't win we're stuck with him another year? That's adding insult to injury.

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    8 in a row pls.

    We have won 7 games in a row 3 times in the last decade, with Stramaccioni, Pioli and Spalletti. But the last coach to win 8 in a row was Mourinho. Lets win this to herald a symbolic return to greatness as a club. Its about fucking time.
    We also won 7 in a row with Ranieri. Ricki "Maravilla" Alvarez was in top form if I remember correctly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brightbackground View Post
    So if we don't win we're stuck with him another year? That's adding insult to injury.
    That was 100% my own thinking. That the probability of him leaving is higher in Scudetto case. He might still stay no matter what happens. Or leave no matter what happens. But to me him not winning anything would leave Conte in a position that he cannot do anything else than stay. Because there's no one paying anywhere close to 12m€ to him after two-year Inter period without any trophies. With a Scudetto to show for, there might be interest in the market for his services within a clubs who have the money and they could be willing to pay him some serious money (so that added to severance pay would equal the 12m€ net I suppose).

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    Quote Originally Posted by H_D_Swagger View Post
    We also won 7 in a row with Ranieri. Ricki "Maravilla" Alvarez was in top form if I remember correctly.
    you mean Ricky "THE GOAT."

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    Quote Originally Posted by CafeCordoba View Post
    That was 100% my own thinking. That the probability of him leaving is higher in Scudetto case. He might still stay no matter what happens. Or leave no matter what happens. But to me him not winning anything would leave Conte in a position that he cannot do anything else than stay. Because there's no one paying anywhere close to 12m to him after two-year Inter period without any trophies. With a Scudetto to show for, there might be interest in the market for his services within a clubs who have the money and they could be willing to pay him some serious money (so that added to severance pay would equal the 12m net I suppose).
    I don't know. I think Conte wants to go somewhere where: he feels he can win, and will get paid. Realistically though, there's not many "bigger" clubs than us who would take him. He simply lacks the European success to ever demand the same respect as Guardiola, Simeone or Klopp - makes our decision to give him such a salary even more ludicrous.

    Irrespective of how his tenure at Inter ends (assuming he doesn't miraculously win us the CL next season, obviously), I figure his only options are juve, if the Pirlo experiment ends badly, and a "big team on the rise", like Milan, if they continue their current trajectory.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Universe View Post
    I don't know. I think Conte wants to go somewhere where: he feels he can win, and will get paid. Realistically though, there's not many "bigger" clubs than us who would take him. He simply lacks the European success to ever demand the same respect as Guardiola, Simeone or Klopp - makes our decision to give him such a salary even more ludicrous.

    Irrespective of how his tenure at Inter ends (assuming he doesn't miraculously win us the CL next season, obviously), I figure his only options are juve, if the Pirlo experiment ends badly, and a "big team on the rise", like Milan, if they continue their current trajectory.

    Speaking of that Pocchetino just signed for PSG so French league would be off for Conte. In Germany only gigant Bayern, but would never accept such defensive minded coach, in Spain situation is similar, that's not his style at all. So either he can stay with us, going back to Juve I believe is not an option, Milan maybe maybe. Also I don't see a team in EPL which would hire him as well.

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    INTER (3-5-2): Handanovic; Skriniar, De Vrij, Bastoni; Hakimi, Barella, Brozovic, Vidal, Young; Lukaku, Lautaro Martinez.
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    Subs: Radu, Padelli, Ranocchia, D'Ambrosio, Kolarov, Darmian, Perisic, Gagliardini, Sensi, Eriksen, Sanchez. ALL.: Conte.



    CROTONE (3-5-2): Cordaz; Magallan, Golemic, Luperto; P. Pereira, Eduardo, Petriccione, Molina, Reca; Messias, Riviere.
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    Subs: Festa, Cuomo, Marrone, Djidji, Rispoli, Crociata, Zanellato, Rojas, Vulic, Dragus, Simy, SIligardi. ALL.: Stroppa.
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    Referee: Aureliano (Bologna)
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