Beppe Marotta

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Jokes aside i would be interested to see a poll in regard to the perceived influence Marotta has on the Lega/Serie A federation and hence the referees.

Me personally i think it has been a huge factor.
Not admitting that this year all the 50:50 decisions ( even 45:55) for that matter have been pro us it would not be fair. Especially from a fan base that has been accusing Juve for that for decades

No, we were accusing Juventus of getting whistles where the decision called for them should have been 0:100 against them...
 

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No, we were accusing Juventus of getting whistles where the decision called for them should have been 0:100 against them...
Completely unrelated, but I'm curious to hear your current take on Marotta. You used to argue that his Scudetto under Conte wasn't impressive due to the amount of money spent on the likes of Lukaku, Barella, Hakimi, etc. These past couple years he's had a signfiicantly smaller budget and had to make some key sales. He assembled the most dominant Italian team in a decade. Has your opinion on him changed?
 

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Completely unrelated, but I'm curious to hear your current take on Marotta. You used to argue that his Scudetto under Conte wasn't impressive due to the amount of money spent on the likes of Lukaku, Barella, Hakimi, etc. These past couple years he's had a signfiicantly smaller budget and had to make some key sales. He assembled the most dominant Italian team in a decade. Has your opinion on him changed?
My opinion on him was that he was always a strong director but people overrated him and it infuriated me because they pretended as if the gobbi weren't cheating for 10 years running after they moved to the new stadium (and couldn't clinch in their final year of cheating).

Marotta didn't win those Scudetti. Agnelli and FIGC did and the collapse of Inter and Milan helped a lot.

What Marotta did was build on that and helped create a strong team in Europe that reached the CL final twice.

At Inter what's been done is of course commendable but I still don't like his ways.

Inter has always been a "family" for players. There's a reason why Adani, a born and raised Milanista, had become and still is a token Inter fan after spending 2 years as a backup center back.

The club is beyond people and that's why this still happens a lot, but with the Chinese and Marotta we're losing this and treat them all like commodities.

I'm not against the guy, I'm just sometimes against his management style. It works to a large degree, but just like someone will complain that Darmian starts over Dumfries, I can complain that he's not extending the contracts of players that needed it (Brozovic earlier, De Vrij, Skriniar) and then pretends that it's all good.


He's part of the club and a very important piece, that's undeniable. But I'm not sure to the extent of the merit he's receiving. He's been bailed by Ausilio (who he wanted to sack), bailed by Simone Inzaghi (who he also considered sacking end of last season and bailed by Hakan and Lautaro who stepped up big time - we can give credit that they believed in them of course - but on a pragmatic level what we've seen from these two, without a proper backup, is just insane.

But sure, working with limited resources and so many people to deal with isn't easy and he's manning the ship to win another Scudetto and hopefully another deep CL run.
 

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If we win CL,.does Cuntrado will lift the trophy as well?
This will cause mental disorders to gobbi fans for sure 😀
 

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Ok, Back on topic - Don Beppe on Inter renewals, Inzaghi future & Oaktree loan
Marotta discussed the qualities and future of Inzaghi.
“He has a great quality of learning in the dynamics of an important team like Inter. Here there is much stronger pressure than at Lazio, he has forged a group of young boys and brought a playing system of winning and quality.

“The group have grown with him in self-esteem, even in Europe. We want to continue knowing that behind them there is a management that supports them from all points of view.”
Inzaghi renewal incoming after Scudetto #20?
The Inter CEO was asked about the various ongoing contract talks.
“These are issues that interest you more than us. There are no problems when the positions converge in continuing. This is the case with Lautaro Martinez, and it will certainly be the same with Inzaghi because Inter have grown and today he is a winning coach.
I guess contract renewals also interest @brehme1989 😅
“He made it to the nominations for best coach and coaches at Inter, who are a great club. We would like to stay, he has a contract until 2025 and there are the conditions for him to stay.”
Yepp, Inzaghi will be extended. Let's see how he can do against Conte

Marotta was asked which team were better – his Inter now or his classic Juventus.
“These are historically different moments. Football has changed, today Inzaghi plays a more manoeuvrable style of football. That Juve had very great players who had won many titles before and then again with Juve.
Manoeuvrable style 😁🤭
“These guys today are growing up, they are starting to have some starts. There is a lot to do but they are growing continuously. They are two beautiful realities in any case.”

He was also asked if he’d consider becoming the president of the Italian FA one day.
“No, I am tied to Inter until 2027 and I feel very well. In 2027 I will also be 70 years old and I could dedicate myself to sport, perhaps in the context of social issues and the growth of our young people who are still unable to carry out the activity according to the right standards.

“I would do it with great fun. A responsibility like that in the FA does not interest me, although I view the role of president with great respect.”
That sounds reassuring.

The Nerazzurri CEO reflected on the team’s elimination from the Champions League.

“It doesn’t change our future plans because the best summary is in the Curva Nord banner: ‘Proud of you’. We are proud and happy with the players, then in the studio your experts know that in the league the strongest win after 38 games.

“The Champions League is also linked to particular factors such as injuries, suspensions or draws. Look at Manchester City-Real Madrid in the quarterfinals and then Borussia Dortmund-Atletico Madrid.

“It’s not that whoever goes out in City-Real are poor. We went out on penalties, and it doesn’t diminish our value.”
After last year's finals, some were expecting to go beyond Atletico..

Finally, Marotta discussed the upcoming deadline of the Oaktree loan.
“It’s a question pertaining to the ownership, I won’t go into the merits. The ownership is present, and we don’t have any problems. We manage the team calmly and we are planning the future.

“I am sure that this issue will be addressed by the president as soon as possible, for the good and history of Inter, with respect for the fans.”
No worries, Steve is working on it 🧘🏼‍♂️
 

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Here is the most recent interview Don Beppe gave before the Empoli match

“Marotta: ‘Inter believe Acerbi, but it’s a bitter situation’​

Beppe Marotta calls the racism allegations against Francesco Acerbi ‘a bitter page for the world of football’, but he believes the defender who starts against Empoli.

The last couple of weeks have been very tense for the Nerazzurri, who were held 1-1 by Napoli, during which Juan Jesus accused Francesco Acerbi of racist comments.
“I wouldn’t talk about disappointing results so much as before the pace was extraordinary, so we dropped into ‘normality’ by being held by Napoli and going out of the Champions League to a great team like Atletico Madrid,” Marotta told DAZN.
Now we must continue this remarkable run of results and I am very confident, as the coach and players are fully concentrated on this match.”
Inzaghi renewal confirmed

Following an investigation, Acerbi was not punished due to insufficient evidence, but the controversy around that incident was an embarrassment for the club.
We stayed quiet and that was our decision. It was a bitter page for the world of football, no matter how you view or analyse it,” continued Marotta.
“We asked our player to tell us what happened on the pitch. He told us his truth, we have no doubts he was telling the truth, there is no other evidence of him making racist comments, so with the lawyer we backed him in the investigation.

“I must reiterate that Inter are always in favour of initiatives fighting any form of racism or discrimination. We support Juan Jesus in that, but there is a process that needs to be gone through and the verdict was delivered.
Acerbi is a great professional who has already experienced some very serious health problems in his life.”
Spot on

Juan Jesus clearly gave a very different version and Napoli were so angry at the verdict that they withdrew from any official Lega Serie A anti-racism initiatives, insisting on doing their own separately.
“I have not spoken to Juan Jesus. I spoke to my player, I accept what he told us and have no doubts believing his version. I am not a judge, so all I can do is follow the investigation, which saw no evidence of racist abuse“. The version given by Juan Jesus was different, we respect that too, but we are not judges and others in that position gave their verdict,” added the Inter chief.
“It is a bitter situation, no matter how you look at it. Acerbi, who is a mature player and sensitive person, naturally was affected by the situation. He was attacked from all sides and that inevitably creates tension, but he is also accustomed to facing life with great determination, he had terrible health problems, so is a man who will have the strength to get past this too.”
As always, excellent statement

Marotta was questioned on the transfer strategy for next season, which should already have free agents like Medhi Taremi and Piotr Zielinski.
“Piero Ausilio and Dario Baccin are already working on the operations we can perform in 2024-25. However, our focus is on keeping a core of the team, plus owners who might be far away physically, but are close to us morally, and we are able to work in the best way.”
We already have a couple of free signings in the bag
Reports continue to suggest Steven Zhang and Suning could lose control of Inter if they do not repay the loan to Oaktree in May, so will the club have a new owner next month?
“I don’t know, these are above my level. I often speak to Steven Zhang, he has the desire to keep going and the owners helped us achieve great results, so I feel we have every chance of keeping that going.”
Very diplomatic

 
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Didn’t Napoli post on twitter a picture of their best player with bananas or something crazy racist a few months ago?
 

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Here is the most recent interview Don Beppe gave before the Empoli match

Inzaghi renewal confirmed


Spot on



As always, excellent statement


We already have a couple of free signings in the bag

Very diplomatic

Honestly I am leaning more toward JJ's version while not completely ruling out that he misheard what Acerbi said. Having said that, even I would have given a similar statement if I was a club director. The club must approach the issue strictly from a legal perspective, and it has the obligation to protect its players' best interests once they are acquitted. This would be a standard position a club would take. And Napoli would have taken the same position if they were in our shoes, and vice versa. (They are both doing what they need to do.)
 

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Didn’t Napoli post on twitter a picture of their best player with bananas or something crazy racist a few months ago?
They published video with Oshimen's misses in one game, and some stupid song "I'm not a boy, I'm not a girl, I'm a coconut" or something like that.
 

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They published video with Oshimen's misses in one game, and some stupid song "I'm not a boy, I'm not a girl, I'm a coconut" or something like that.
It was on their tiktok account whose management was outsourced. The club, of course, should still take responsibility regardless. So they deleted and apologized to both the player and the fans.
 
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