Stefano Pioli Once Again Reacts to Rumours about Inter Milan Exit

Stefano Pioli has claimed that he has grown accustomed to the rumours about an exit from Inter Milan.


The Nerazzurri have been linked with a new manager ever since the club underwent a takeover to be part of the Chinese ownership. Even thoughPioli was appointed only midway through the campaign, it is understood that the Chinese owners are not happy with the direction taken by the club in the last six months. Inter spent a reasonably well in the transfer market, but they have been unable to see the dividends on the pitch with the club continuing to struggle for consistency.

Inter Have Sufficient Quality to win Without Mauro Icardi, says Stefano Pioli

There has been a common suggestion that Inter Milan are too reliant on the presence of Mauro Icardi that the club will not be able to sustain a challenge for the top three places without the Argentine striker.


Icardi has been one of the top players in the Italian Serie A over the last few years. Only a few weeks ago, he was the top scorer in the division. Even now, he remains one of the best players after having scored 17 goals – five fewer than Torino forward Andrea Belotti. However, he recently missed the game against Empoli.

Stefano Pioli Disappointed with the Refereeing in the 1-0 Loss against Juventus

Inter Milan manager Stefano Pioli said that his team should have earned a penalty in the 1-0 loss against Juventus during the weekend.


Chelsea winger Juan Cuadrado, who is already Juventus, scored the only goal of the game just before the half time. Pioli felt that Inter Milan should have been awarded at least two penalties in the entire game. According to the Inter Milan manager, referee Nicola Rizzoli failed to notice the handball by Giorgio Chiellini and the tackle from Mario Mandzukic in the box. Incidentally, both fouls were on Mauro Icardi.

SPALLETTI – TOTTI IS MUHAMMED ALI OF FOOTBALL

Head Coach of AS Roma FC Lucio Spalletti has hailed Francesco Totti as the Muhammad Ali of football after the Roma football legend scored in the Coppa Italia, 25 years after the player made his debut for the club.


Roma defeated Serie B side Cesena 2-1 at the Stadio Olympico with Totti converting a penalty in injury time. Roma managed to scrap past their opponent but they qualified for the Coppa Italia semi final with the result.

Allegri’s Tactical Switch Maintains Juventus’ Serie A Title Bid

Juventus remain on course for a sixth successive Serie A title and third successive domestic double. The Old Lady sit top of Serie A after 20 fixtures with 48 points, a point clear of Roma. The champions’ four defeats this season have all come away from home against Inter, Milan, Genoa and most recently Fiorentina.

Manager Massimiliano Allegri changed the team’s formation to a 4-2-3-1 in order to fit Juan Cuadrado, Paulo Dybala, Mario Mandžukić, and Gonzalo Higuaín into the first eleven. The effects were immediate with Juventus securing a comfortable 2-0 home victory against fourth-placed Lazio on Sunday.

LI GETS 12 MORE WEEKS

Yonghong Li has managed to convince Silvio Berlusconi to grant him an extra twelve weeks to come up with the bucks to finalize the transfer of the ownership of AC Milan.

Berlusconi’s stance was pretty strict when he had spoken about the issue the previous month as he had dropped signs that if the bucks didn’t reach him within the time that had been given to the other party, he might terminate the deal and keep his club to himself.

INTER MISS OUT IN EUROPE AGAIN

Inter Milan have been sent out of European action yet again as they lost 3-2 to Israeli outfit Hapoel Be’er Sheva in a Europa League clash on Thursday night.


Ben Sahar came off the bench to get the winner as the hosts came from two goals down to claim all three points.

GiampieroVentura seals his 2nd qualification match in charge of Italy

Following Antonio Conte’s decision to step down from his managerial position around 2 weeks later, the Italian Football Federation announced that Giampiero Ventura was the man selected to replace Antonio Conte and this was confirmed on July 17 of 2016.


So far, Giampiero Ventura has guided the Italian national side to 3 World Cup 2018 qualifiers after facing off with Israel, Spain and Macedonia. Italy overcame Israel with a final scoreboard of 3-1 but they had to settle with a 1-1 draw against Spain.

MILAN COACH DISPEL FABREGAS LINK

AC Milan head coach Vincenzo Montella has dispelled rumours linking Chelsea out-of-favour star player Cesc Fabregas with a move to the club.


Fabregas was widely speculated as the replacement for injured Milan player Riccardo Montolivo. Montolivo is expected to remain sidelined for the almost the rest of the season after he picked up a knee ligament injury during international duty. Montolivo picked up the injury during the Italy-Spain duel in Turin.

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