Ranieri: "Pick ourselves up and fight, is the key"

APPIANO GENTILE – "There is so much excitement in this and the reason I do this job is because of the thrills it gives you. I’m proud to be part of the Nerazzurri family", said Claudio Ranieri, as he opened the press conference.

The new coach was then asked what approach he was going to take with Inter now: "There has been a lot of bad luck, misfortune and injury, now we have to regain our confidence and self-esteem and try and pick up some points. It’s the beginning of a new path; to win here with Inter would be splendid: a year and a half ago these lads were champions. I believe in their desire to react. They have slipped back but what’s important is to realise that and to fight back. I want to see that compact group again that never gave up which I saw when I played against them. We need to close in and stay compact and challenge for every ball. Now we need to think about getting results. That’s the most important thing: they are used to winning, so they just have to start doing it again."

Serie A, Bologna v Inter: Tagliavento to officiate

MILAN – Paolo Tagliavento from the Terni section will officiate Bologna v Inter in the early kick-off of Week 5 Serie A 2011/12, scheduled for tomorrow, Saturday 24 September, at the Stadio Renato Dall’Ara (kick-off 18:00).
Tagliavento, who is refereeing Inter for the first time this season, will be assisted by Ghiandai and Giordano, with Peruzzo as fourth man.

Appiano: finishing touches before Bologna match

APPIANO GENTILE – Warming up followed by technical and tactical drills made up the group’s final training session in preparation for Bologna v Inter, the afternoon kick-off (18:00) scheduled for tomorrow Saturday 24 September 2011, at the Stadio Renato Dall’Ara in Bologna. During the session Wesley Sneijder strained the adductor muscle in his left thigh. There were individual rehabilitation programmes for Ivan Ramiro Cordoba, Maicon, Thiago Motta, Andrea Poli, Dejan Stankovic and Emiliano Viviano.

Shortly on inter.it the squad will be announced for the match and Claudio Ranieri will hold a press conference.

Gasperini: "We all feel a lot of regret"

APPIANO GENTILE – As Gian Piero Gasperini left the Centro Sportivo Angelo Moratti a few minutes ago, he stopped briefly to speak to the waiting journalists. This is what he said: "At the end of the day it’s a results game. Am I disappointed? Yes, I am. Very. Inter expressed their regret in the announcement? It shows that we had built up a good relationship; it’s just a shame it had to be ended. We all feel a lot of regret."