MILAN - Luciano Spalletti held his first interview of 2018 as he spoke exclusively with Premium Sport. "First of all, I’d like to wish a happy new year to all of our fans and those who love Inter. I believe that it’s right to play over the Christmas holidays, filling them with the spectacle that only football can offer."
A judgement was then made after his first months with the Nerazzurri. "I’m not happy with my work because I hold that you always need to aim for better. We need to all work in a way which is worthy of Inter, this is what makes the difference. We’ve done very well so far, we’ve picked up a lot of points but I don’t think that we’ve still shown the very best of what we can do. Problems with finishing? We have a specialist in Mauro Icardi… I don’t believe that it’s a big problem."
The January transfer window has now also swung open. "I’m certainly not waiting for anything from the transfer market. The team and club are strong and those who are responsible for our campaign in the market will know how to benefit from any possible opportunities to improve our squad. Numerically, if someone then comes in to fill up the squad it's even better still. Will anyone leave? We’ll act in perfect harmony with what the needs of Inter are. The players under contract here are our players. The Chinese ownership has the results of the team at the heart of things, they’re bringing consistency to the history of Inter because they have the expertise and the will to contribute to improving everything at the club."
What’s Spalletti’s objective for the new year? "I would like to always see 65,000 Inter fans at the stadium and even more if we work well. The number of people that we’re able to take to San Siro will give us a signal about whether we’ve been able to match our objectives while the fans can help us to reach those objectives at the same time."