BERGAMO – Inter finished the season in style with a well-earned victory away to Atalanta, in a 2-0 win just like the result against Napoli. This meant that Conte’s side finished the season in second place on 82 points, just one off Juventus in first. After full-time, our Nerazzurri Sport CEO Giuseppe Marotta looked back on Inter’s season: “We’ve created a model which is bringing a lot of satisfaction. If we look at the statistics, we finished Serie A in second place, with the league’s best defence and highest number of away wins. That means we’ve done important work and we need to give credit to everyone involved: to the coaching team, Oriali, Ausilio and Baccin, to Conte, to the Club, to Zanetti and to everyone else. We earned the same number as points as the year we won the Treble, that’s obviously something to be very proud of.”
Inter finished one point shy of Juventus, something that could be a source of regret. Marotta explained: “It’s not easy to analyse it objectively. Obviously you can think you’ve thrown points away, but we also learned from those situations. We’ve seen an experienced team, with our four consecutive clean sheets to finish the season an example of that. Negative experiences become great strengths in the future.
“We have to continue on this path, we have to keep on raising the bar and bringing our fans satisfaction. We’ve got a squad that have shown so much and proven that they’re up to the task, you can see the work that Conte’s done.”
As for the transfer market: “Our squad is strong, it’s not easy to find big opportunities. We’ll try and take advantage of the most advantageous ones.”