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Marotta: ‘We have respect and fear for City’


Inter CEO Beppe Marotta says the club have respect and fear of Manchester City, but they are prepared to face a stronger opponent. The two sides face each other in the Champions League final on June 10th, and speaking with Radio Anch’io Lo Sport, Marotta touched on the challenge the Nerazzurri face when going up against a club woth greater resources, and also gave his opinion on the situation at Napoli, with Luciano Spalletti’s future at the club in doubt:

The final against Manchester City.

“In sports you have to play every tournament to the end. We have great respect and fear for City, which is a colossus in terms of turnover and technical potential, but we are prepared to face a stronger opponent by putting in motivation, attachment to the shirt and football organization.”

Inter-Atalanta on Saturday.

“We are conditioned by a great resource that is TV rights and they represent a very strong value. Three matches in six days means putting the players’ safety at risk. Broadcasters rightly do planning by looking at the audience, but you have to find a middle ground.”

Manchester City like Real and Barcelona in Champions finals with Juve.

“With Juventus we faced the strongest expression of football, so Barcelona and Real Madrid were then. City is now a football powerhouse, they turnover almost €800 million and this leads them to have a very noticeable buying power. They have the best players in Europe, but that’s the beauty of football, the fact that we are participating in this final brings us great motivation.”

What is your take on the Spalletti case?

“I hope for the good of football that they continue together because he and De Laurentiis are an added value of football, however, I don’t know things and so I respect the evaluations that the two will decide to implement. They have done a great feat, great credit to them.”


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