APPIANO GENTILE - "I arrive here with a strong sense of pride. I was very
happy to receive the call from president Moratti." These were the first
words of the new Nerazzurri coach Claudio Ranieri to the microphones of Inter
Channel on his first day of work at the Centro Sportivo Angelo Moratti.
Ranieri continued: "I had a meeting today with president Moratti that was very friendly. We met each other back before he was president of Inter and I was at the San Siro to see AC Milan v Inter." Then another memory, one that was all black and blue, from when Ranieri was a youngster: "I was 13-14 years old and I used to sing to myself, 'Sarti, Burgnich, Facchetti...' It's impossible to forget that... [smiling]."
From past to present, or rather to the new adventure that has just begun: "I always try to do my best and the maximum for the team that I am working for. When you change jobs that is how it goes; you completely transport everything."
He then went on to talk about Inter's current moment and himself: "Inter are what we have all seen in these recent weeks, and it's not a good moment. There have been injuries and bad luck, but I'm convinced that this team has it in its DNA to start winning again and start believing in itself. I think there are different types of coaches: I'm someone who does not believe in a winning system of play but in winning players, in the sensation that is created between the coach and players. If that is created then it's possible to start winning again."
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