APPIANO GENTILE - Giacinto Facchetti spoke to Inter Channel after watching the Nerazzurri beat Pizzighettone 3-0 in Thursday afternoon's friendly match at Angelo Moratti Sports Centre. "The championship breaks are always a bit dangerous, sometimes they can damage the teams that are doing well, and sometimes those who were doing worse make a better start. We want to pick up from where we left off, with the same game, character and results," the Inter president said.
"Today's friendly shows that the players spent their holidays intelligently, I saw them all in good condition. They just have to resume playing like they were doing before the break, with the same desire and determination. Inter are playing off by heart now, and today we saw once again that we can field two different teams without noticing the difference. You can also see Mancini's work in this and we must continue to see it. This test against Pizzighettone was important to complete the work we have done since the holidays ended. We must not be content with just a good period. This period must become a long path."
On the January transfer market Facchetti said: "It's always like this, in certain periods of the year you read many names that we're not even considering. The only certain thing is that Obinna will return to us if he's not called up for the African Nations Cup. And it's obvious that we're already working for the next season, but this happens all the time, not just in these days."