Moratti: "Udinese game, a bad one to lose"


"Now our main focus is on getting all our players back fit and available"

MILAN - Massimo Moratti took the questions of the waiting press outside the Saras offices.

Read what the president had to say in full here on

What did you make of the defeat to Udinese?

"It wasn't particularly positive given that we conceded three goals, but I must admit the team played well until a certain point and it seemed like we were going to bring home the points without too much trouble. Then, all of a sudden, the match changed but this shouldn't happen so yesterday's was a bad game to lose."

Today everyone at Inter met to discuss the transfer window and the general state of play...

"That's the way you put it. I saw the people I needed to see for 25 minutes but we mainly spoke about yesterday, then obviously we discussed the future or rather the near future, but the most important thing is to get our players on the sidelines back fit. It's hard to assess things when we had 10-12 players missing through injury and suspension."

Were you convinced by the referee's display?

"Well, yes, he did well."

You don't feel 'persecuted' then, to borrow Andrea Stramaccioni's expression?

"I'm not sure we've got the referees in the palm of our hand! If there's a big decision to make, it's unlikely to go our way, but it can happen that people don't get a good enough look at a penalty appeal, there might be some doubt. I thought the referee was quite good. In this case, the game sadly finished as it did, but not because of the referee."

Was this what you were expecting points-wise from the first half of the season?

"I've got no problem with the fact it's the same points total as last season. At this stage last year people were saying we'd had a bad start but then they became valuable points so I think it's OK. The fact the sides around us have dropped points means we're still in there, but we mustn't worry too much about this, we need to look at ourselves. Perhaps I wasn't expecting to top the league but there was always the potential to do well, along with the belief of the players. We've got a good team though and, as I've said, it's crucial to get back players who we identified as important at the start of the season."

Andrea Stramaccioni has said that the transfer window will be used to fix a couple of things, but there won't be major signings. What should we expect from the transfer market?

"You've just said it yourself. I can confirm that it will essentially be like that, where the names being discussed are good players, but also a window where - just like at other clubs - we certainly don't intend to spend too much. Listen, I think it's very important to weigh things up when we have everyone back fit because at the moment we're talking about new signings without considering that we might end up buying a player similar to one we already have."

Do you expect the Wesley Sneijder issue will get resolved?

"You're asking me too many questions..."

Can you tell us who's closest to joining the club among the names reported recently? Is it Schelotto?

"I don't know."

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