Ronaldo: "Suning, stop deluding the fans. Scudetto? As an Interista, I don't want Juve to win"
In an exclusive interview with the Gazzetta dello Sport, former Inter forward, Ronaldo, talks about the current moment of the Nerazzurri, the Scudetto race and the future of Mauro Icardi.
“Inter are struggling because they are “pazza” no? In all seriousness, you have to be inside the club to evaluate things, but from the outside, it seemed like a right year. I was super happy with how things were going. This was the right year for Inter, not to win the Scudetto, but to return to the Champions League, absolutely.
“I think that compared to previous seasons, Inter have improved and will continue doing so. They must, I repeat, must, do everything they can to return to the Champions League. This tournament has been missing for too long and it is an essential step to get back to it, in Italy and also in Europe. They have to do it this year, it is necessary. Missing out again would be very bad. But looking at the table, logically, there is still time: the season is very long.”
On the rumors linking Mauro Icardi to Real Madrid.
“I am convinced that Icardi is very well at Inter. I was well there even when I suffered a lot of injuries and the goodbye was not something that I wanted. However, although I do not know much about the transfer market but I am sure that many teams want Icardi: going to Real Madrid is a dream for any player, but I do not know about him.”
Regarding Spalletti and Suning.
“You just cannot question every single year everyone: the players, the coach. You have to believe in the project. You have to give it time to work. What Inter did in the first two months of the season was not something random. Everyone said that the best signing for the Nerazzurri was the coach, Luciano Spalletti, did they not? I do agree with ‘my’ president Moratti that now it is primarily up to him to find the key to get certain players back playing like they are capable of. I do not want to name names but they are no longer playing the same. Also change something, if necessary.
“Am I disappointed in Suning? Well, the Financial Fair Play is very delicate and football without rules would die. However, if the project to bring Inter back to the top had to go through a sort of re-organization with very strict limits, perhaps it is necessary to explain it more clearly, without deluding the fans.”
On the Scudetto race between Napoli and Juventus.
“All this domination by Juventus, I would like it to be Napoli. Although, as a fan of Inter, I would love to say Inter. I have most respect to Juve and their fans but if just for one time, or maybe for a while, the Scudetto goes to a team that is not Juventus, I think it would be a good thing for the Italian league. If the same team keeps winning, you get annoyed no?”
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