MILAN – As part of the presentation of the 40th edition of the Torneo Bracco Cup-Carletto Annovazzi (a tournament which will take place from 21 January to 2 April), a talk show relating to the importance of Youth Sectors took place, during which FC Internazionale Milano’s Sporting Director Piero Ausilio was awarded the “Uno sguardo al future” (“Looking to the future”) prize. The Nerazzurri’s Elite Academy Director Roberto Samaden and Inter Women Coach Attilio Sorbi also received awards.
While the event was taking place, Piero Ausilio spoke to Sky Sport and had the following to say: “I wouldn’t say that the recent period has been less positive: we won against Napoli and drew with Atalanta and then with Lecce at a stadium where Juventus also only got a point. It’s never easy in Serie A. Let’s not forget that we’ve achieved extraordinary results so far despite the difficulties we’ve had. We’re trying to add to and improve the group because our objective is to do increasingly better, both on the pitch and off it.”
As regards the transfer market: “We’re trying to seize the opportunities we have, but it isn’t easy in January because teams with good players keep them. And then you have to consider other dynamics in play, not least financial aspects.”
In response to the words of Roma’s Sporting Director, Ausilio said the following: “The matter is over, there was no short-circuit in communication. We at Inter are all on the same page. When we agree to negotiate for a player, this is done in a harmonious way with all components of the Club involved and in sync, from the President through to the Coach. There ought to be respect and professionalism between colleagues.
“As regards Politano, he represents an important asset for our Club. Technical assessments will be made and we will try to satisfy him if there’s an opportunity. In such a case, we’ll look for a good solution regarding incoming players.
“We have clear ideas when it comes to players coming in and leaving, and we’ve taken stock of the situation with the Coach. There was a need to increase our numbers on the wings, now we’ll see if there will be more comings and goings. As regards Moses, we’re making evaluations, but there is an agreement in principle with Chelsea. When it comes to Eriksen, we’ve presented an official offer. He’s a great player, we need to wait. It’s complicated, but we’re working on it. We’ll do all that we can.”