Inter coach refuses to comment on Dybala transfer links

Sat 15 January 2022 | 13:58

The Nerazzurri boss was not eager to talk about the Bianconeri star, whose deal is due to expire, before their clash against Atalanta on Sunday.


are negotiating with

Paulo Dybala

’s agent

Jorge Antun

after reports emerged of the Argentina international not planning to pen a contract renewal with


. The Nerazzurri aim to offer the Argentinian forward a five-year deal.

Simone Inzaghi

discussed Inter’s Supercoppa Italiana final success against the Bianconeri, in a press conference with reporters.

“I think we deservedly won against an opponent who played an excellent match. We did well because we remained focused despite the disadvantage.

“We deserved it and I’m happy to see the guys like that, it was a great moment with our fans. But now this cup is already in the past, let’s get rid of the euphoria because Bergamo will be complicated.”

He then commented on whether Gian Piero Gasperini, the


boss, inspires him.

“Gasperini has been doing well for many years at Atalanta, football has evolved over the years and occupying space at the right time is increasingly important.

“It’s going to be a good, physical game, one to be experienced. Like the first leg, with a very high tempo.”

The ex-Lazio coach believes this to be a crucial game in their race for the title this season.

“Absolutely, Atalanta are in fourth place and they’re improving all the time. It’s a title race match.”

Inzaghi shared his views on Alexis Sanchez’s form and whether he is prepared to impress in Milan.

“Sanchez has been decisive and I am happy to coach him. For a coach, to see the action that determined the match, with the four players who came on during the match and Vidal was also decisive with his entrance, is a great satisfaction.

“Sanchez is a great asset, but I’ll evaluate him for the game against Atalanta. But I’ve already said it, Sanchez is a champion who always wants to learn, he didn’t need the goal against Juve, he’s already settled down for two months.”

Since there have been raising speculations surrounding transfer links with Dybala, Inzaghi refused to comment on the matter.

“I’ve read and heard things but I don’t like talking about players from other teams, I’m proud of the ones I have. Starting with Satriano who left yesterday.”

The Italian tactician then talked about any changes in his ploys.

“I think the awareness, I also watched the first leg against Atalanta and we always expressed good football. Then certain moments made us lose points.

“But I think the awareness and the consistency of performance and results has motivated us and now even those who are brought on are doing it at their best. The Supercoppa is a clear example.”

He then pointed out the difficulties in the clash against Atalanta tomorrow.

“We know that against Atalanta and certain teams you have to win a lot of individual challenges and remain focused. We’ll have to know how to suffer and be able to put the Supercoppa victory behind us because it will be a very important Scudetto challenge.”

The Nerazzurri boss admitted why his record in cup finals is strong.

“The secret is to have the players I had at Lazio and Inter, who don’t get certain games wrong.”

Inzaghi gave an update on the winter transfer market.

“I am always in great contact with the president and then I have the great fortune of having Marotta, Ausilio and Baccin working 24 hours a day. We see that they are all trying to improve the team and if there is an opportunity we will be ready.”

Finally, he answered questions regarding Matias Vecino and Stefano Sensi, who are linked with a move away from Inter.

“They’ve had less playing time at the moment, but I’ve spoken to them and I think they’re two players I’d always keep with me. When I’ve used them, and I remember Sensi against Genoa or Vecino against Atalanta, they’ve done very well.

“At the moment they’re playing less but if they stay they’ll find minutes. Then if they want to play all the time we’ll understand, but the club know what I think of them.”

source: SportMob

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