Taider: No issue with Mazzarri

The Algeria international has been hauled off in his last four outings for the Nerazzurri but he says he is just happy to be playing

Saphir Taider insists that he is not in the least bit upset despite being consistently substituted by Walter Mazzarri in his outings for Inter so far this season.

The Algeria international has started the Nerazzurri‘s last four games, but he has been replaced in every single one of them.

However, Taider says he has no issue with the substitutions, claiming that he knows he has the full support of his boss.

“The coach makes his decisions and you need to respect them,” the midfielder told Le Buteur. “We must not forget that at Inter there are great players, and that the coach needs everyone.

“The season is long; there are still so many games to go. We are all united to carry the club forward.

“I feel very good at Inter. They welcomed me right from the start and the coach has given me confidence.

“Every week I try to show him that I’m ready and that he can count on me. As I have already said, for me Inter is a great opportunity that will allow me to improve further.”

The Nerazzurri lost their unbeaten Serie A record at the weekend, going down 3-0 at home to Roma, but Taider insists that Inter can bounce back.

“It was a very difficult game for us,” he mused. “We faced a very strong team for whom everything is going well at the moment.

“We were really missing some luck and Roma were very solid. But this is football.

“We should not throw everything away after this game. We worked really well in pre-season and the championship is still long.”

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