While taking a brief moment to cherish and express tribute to the 105th Birthday of Inter with the Inter Channel, President Massimo Moratti embellished on a newfound insight that most supporters can take for granted. In the midst of acknowledging the Moratti family bond with Inter for over 30 of the 105-year-long period, he dove into some more personal perspectives.
“Inter is an exciting emotion. More than a tradition, it is the developed growth of love and criticism that surrounds our team. Our supporters are special. They are sincere and direct. I have felt jealous of them for a very long time. There was a time in my life when I was perfectly like them. In fact, amongst them. Feelings are worth much more than money and so this kind of closeness that I have with Inter makes me feel dragged with a headache because sometimes, I have to focus immensely on calculating the finances for the good of the team and this activity is away from the emotion that you have as a fan. It is tiring to see and speculate difficult financial decisions and during my father’s spell when I was just a fan, I did not have to worry about these things.”
The President then went over the mentality of creating a new team with continuity. “Inter is a responsibility born out of passion. We were rewarded in our adventure during the past, with my father when we possessed great pride. Unfortunately, for my spell, I tend to see the negative problems that affect us and the little positive moments slip away easily, especially because I tend to always think of the future. I remember yesterday, but I don’t live in the past. As a result, I do not think about what happened yesterday. Overall, I have to say that my family remains in the back of my mind, especially my father. I have to stay decisive and lead the team to international standards. Inter is well-known and loved throughout the world.”
The global economic situation has surely differed since Moratti took leadership of the team and in order to return to winning ways, there is a strong desire to concentrate on prospective youth projects and build a model of sustainability for the company that is future-oriented. Moratti notes that “the decision to select Stramaccioni was a challenge in its own way. He has responded positively to the difficulties of his type of role and the pressure that affects him. This year-long development is a significant step in this ‘project of change.’ I think that Andrea knows what to do. He is intelligent, calm, and hopeful. Our current players show a lot of character and admire him as well.” In the past, whenever Moratti has had to discharge a coach, there were almost always complaints from the players (regarding the coach) that had insured the sacking would be supported by the entire group. However, from the looks of it, there are no complaints about Stramaccioni from the team, although he is a subject of dispute amongst the fans.
Source: FC Inter News