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September 28, 2011
Posted by Gianni Serra on 09/28/2011

Winning in Moscow sounds good. Inter now are second, one point behind Trabzonspor. The Turkish side will be soon overtaken by Nerazzurri , who can be sure to reach the knockout stages on top [of the weakest group of the UEFA Champions League 2011-12].

September 26, 2011
Posted by Gianni Serra on 09/26/2011

Don't throw away what can be repaired. Claudio Ranieri started his job at Inter with a 3-1 win in Bologna and optimism is already back among Nerazzurri. The first win of the season did wonders: many players now say "Don't count us out of the title race". A club with no half measures.

September 21, 2011
Posted by Gianni Serra on 09/21/2011

"The truth is that I wanted Inter to play as a top team, capable to dictate the game. That's why I started with three forwards in Novara, I thought we could afford them. But I must admit that whenever we try to enforce the attack we suffer and concede too much room. At the moment Inter need to be humble and to play more defensively - we can't afford three forwards nor only three defenders," said Gian Piero Gasperini few minutes after the 3-1 defeat at Novara.

September 19, 2011
Posted by Gianni Serra on 09/19/2011

Serie A is only two games old but it seems Inter have been already written off as a title contender by their own president Massimo Moratti. His silence after the draw against Roma, as his face during the game, underlined no patience, no enthusiasm, no strong will to back the coach. Far more interested in sitting on the fence to wait for the next false move, to be free to name Gasperini's replacement [so many names spinning round... Figo, Baggio, Zenga, Delio Rossi, Claudio Ranieri... ]. A dangerous approach that is undermining Inter's 2011-12 season.

September 15, 2011
Posted by Gianni Serra on 09/15/2011

Did Trabzonspor deserve to win? Yes. Did Inter deserve to lose? No. Did Inter give everything? Yes. Did Inter play well? No. Football is not an exact science but despite its own apparent contradictions it always has some logic. Inter's lack of luck and results has a lot to do with Nerazzurri's shortcomings on and off the football pitch. Nothing to do with fate.

September 12, 2011
Posted by Gianni Serra on 09/12/2011

"This defeat will be a valuable lesson for our future. Anyway, it's a pity we lost. We took the lead when we were playing worse and we lost the match while we were in control of the game. We leave Palermo with some good things but also with lots of things that need to be fixed", said Giampiero Gasperini after his traumatic first official game as Inter coach.

September 1, 2011
Posted by Gianni Serra on 09/01/2011

It seemed longer than usual but even this transfer market has finally closed. For Inter everything revolved around Gasperini's arrival and Eto'o's departure. Having sold their best player to Anzhi Makhachkala, Inter tried to compensate this huge loss with two signings - Diego Forlan and Mauro Zarate. It's quite intriguing to see how they'll fit in Gasperini's trident with Milito and/or Pazzini.