Tuesday November 6 2018
Luciano Spalletti: 'Barcelona are the best'

Inter boss Luciano Spalletti acknowledged ‘Barcelona are the best’ and his side will ‘need to be at 100%’ to defeat them on Tuesday.

The Nerazzurri fell to a 2-0 defeat against the Catalan giants at the Camp Nou a fortnight ago but the Milanese giants are hopeful home advantage could prove decisive second time around.

“They’re the best,” Spalletti told reporters ahead of the match.

Monday November 5 2018
Luciano Spalletti hopeful Lionel Messi does not play

Inter Coach Luciano Spalletti is hopeful Lionel Messi does not play for Barcelona against his side on Tuesday night.

The Argentine has travelled with the Blaugrana’s squad for the match in Milan, despite not being given the all-clear on medical grounds.

“I am hopeful that he does not play,” Spalletti responded when asked about Messi’s availability, as cited by Diario AS.

“He turns Barcelona into a spectacular attacking force when he is playing for them, so we would prefer that he is not playing.

Thursday October 25 2018
Luciano Spalletti: Spanish sides think faster than Italians

Inter Coach Luciano Spalletti has described Spanish sides as ‘moving the ball quicker’ and ‘thinking faster’ than their Italian counterparts.

Speaking after the Nerazzurri’s two-goal defeat at Barcelona on Wednesday night, the Coach hailed Spanish sides for being more reactive and thinking outside the box.

Wednesday October 24 2018
Luciano Spalletti instructs Inter 'to play with self-belief'

Inter Coach Luciano Spalletti believes Barcelona will stick with their 4-3-3 formation despite Lionel Messi’s absence on Wednesday.

The Nerazzurri boss has stressed his side must not focus on marking any individual players but instead using the ball better and playing with self-belief.

“Whenever you are facing Barcelona and the talent they have all over the field, one of the best teams in the world, inevitably they are going to be the favourites at Camp Nou,” Spalletti told his pre-match press conference.

Sunday August 12 2018
Inter concede Modric defeat

Inter boss Luciano Spalletti has conceded defeat in his club’s attempts to sign Luka Modric. “Real Madrid will want to count on such a talented player.”

Reports in Italy had claimed that Modric wanted to join Inter, but Spalletti appeared to side with those in Marca and AS, which insist the midfielder will sign a new contract with Madrid.

Sunday August 13 2017
Valencia’s Murillo move in doubt?

Inter boss Luciano Spalletti has appeared to cast doubt over Jeison Murillo’s proposed switch to Valencia. “We’re very short in defence…”

Valencia were reportedly close to signing Murillo in a €13m deal, but Spalletti admitted the Nerazzurri’s lack of numbers at the back possibly risked the plug being pulled on the transfer. 

Saturday August 12 2017
Valencia: Murillo yes, Kondogbia…

Inter have warned Valencia that “we didn’t pay two lire” for Geoffrey Kondogbia but “think” Jeison Murillo will join Los Che.

Inter boss Luciano Spalletti made the admissions ahead of the Nerazzurri’s friendly against Real Betis on Sunday, amidst speculation Kondogbia missed training in order to force a transfer to Valencia and that the Mestalla side had agreed a fee for Murillo. 

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