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Inter, Mazzarri: “We lack in the maturity to manage the lead”


Walter Mazzarri presented today in the pre-game presser the match against Parma.

What pitfalls hide behind Inter-Parma?

Many of them, they are an excellent team that collected very good results. Their roster is strong, they play good football. It’s a team to face in the best way unless you risk to do a bad match.

How angry are you for the wasted chances against smaller teams?

There are no easy games, I’m sorry that we collected less than we deserved based on the performances. There are different explanations, starting from the fact that we lack in the maturity to manage the lead. It’s part of the growing process. The team started in a certain way, showing a good football and a well-designed organization. We are doing excellent things up front, now we need to work on the other stuff.

Rolando over Ranocchia?

I still need to value. I’m happy because I only had three certainties and now I have Rolando that arrived without making any noise and he’s a valid alternative, one more starter. I’ll field the team that gives me the most guarantees.

How did you leave Lavezzi? Have you heard from him? You said he would be useful for everybody…

Lavezzi texted me some time ago, we chatted because we have a good relationship. You know the story at Napoli, he was sold to one of the best team in Europe thanks to a three-year work. He’s a great player, an exceptional guy.

Is there an emergency in the attack?

I don’t speak about the transfer market. Anyway, a team that doesn’t play in Europe need 4 strikers. We have Palacio and Belfodil available, now also Alvarez and Guarin are offensive players. The team was built with many offensive players. We are missing two of them, we couldn’t have known. Maybe we could have foreseen the Milito situation but the choices made are not involved.

How is Nagatomo?

He need to make a try out. He has never worked with the group and we are one day before the match… We’ll do everything we can to call hip up, because he’s very important. Then we’ll see if we can bring him on the bench, if he’s capable of playing.

Campagnaro is one yellow card away from disqualification: will he play as the next match is against Napoli?

When Campagnaro started the year, he was doing well and we were on the right way. Then Hugo was sidelined and there was a little downslide. We had lost some certainties because who filled in was playing less. Now we have some securities back, with different players on the pitch. I don’t do calculations, if tomorrow Campagnaro can play, if he improve his performance, he’ll play. If he’ll miss the Napoli game, who has done well with Udinese and Hellas will play.

Have you told the club that you need one striker?

Surely I have some flaws, but I’m coherent. The players tells the success of my career and I’m sincere with the journalists. Let’s finish the first part of the season, there are three big games. Then we’ll make some conclusions. We have done a lot of things since this summer. We need to revalue the team. It’s an equation between the immediate goals of the society and the future. We may stand pat for this year, it depends from what the club ask. We might valorize Bonazzoli.

What awaits Inter tomorrow?

We want to win playing well, growing for the future. I’d like to see a better management of the game if we go one goal up.

Can this team arrive third?

There are some prestigious team like Inter when you created a zero year and you start again. It’s not because we are called Inter that we must do something immediately. Three years ago this club won everything, it’s hard to repeat. We are refreshing the roster, we are building an organization, losing for free some quality players. We can win all the games with this quad, because there is the right mentality that I’m building.

How do you evaluate the Cassano-Belfodil swap?

I didn’t force out anybody. Who wanted to stay would have been used based on the needs on the team and would have been valorized.

After the match against Sampdoria, did you scold also Campagnaro and Mudingayi that are more expert?

Anybody can make a mistake. Sampdoria came here to play the game without worries. You know that if you draw, if you are Inter, you get criticized. Having quality young players is not enough. You need to created the personality to face the matches with a top team mentality.

Does Inter more a first or a second striker?

We’ll understand that when Milito and Icardi, that are first strikers, we’ll be back.

How do you rate the moment of Alvarez?

I’m satisfied, I know Ricky can play behind the striker on in the midfield. He did something amazing in the build up for the goal. I use him depending from the characteristics of the opponent.

Will you greet Cassano? Can he create problems for Inter?

I have no problems, ask him if he has. He played against me a lot of times. He’s a classy and creative player, we must be careful.



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