Andrea Stramaccioni really likes Paulinho. No, he is obsessed with the Brazilian even. Speaking in a press conference before the match tomorrow against Torino, the Inter coach makes a few comments regarding the situation around Coutinho and Paulinho.
“I use the word ‘painful’ because it would mean letting go of someone that I’m fond of and who started this project with us. It was the same with Wes. It ended the way it was supposed to end that’s fine. You have to make choices: if we think it will improve Inter, we’ll do it. If not, we won’t. And regardless of who we have here on 1 February, we’ll fight to the very end. Would it be better to sign a trequartista or a deep-lying playmaker? What’s ‘better’ depends on what you have and what there is going, there’s nothing ‘better’ in an abstract sense. This is the mid-season transfer window and if we can then we must improve Inter with players who are good enough to play for Inter.”