APPIANO GENTILE – "This year, in agreement
with the team manager and the players, we have an internal regulation
within the dressing room. It basically means that nothing should be
written about the team unless it’s been authorised by the coach or the
team manager." That is how Andrea Stramaccioni replied when
quizzed by journalists about Wesley Sneijder during his press
"You know about Sneijder now but other players have been fined
since the start of the season and others probably will be before the year is out. Mudingayi?
He’s been fined for yesterday as well, because of the timing. I
understand that getting injured when Inter are in their best form is a tough blow psychologically, but he made a small mistake in the
timing," the coach explained.
There were more questions about Sneijder with Stramaccioni being asked
if the Dutchman is perhaps acting a bit like a prima donna. "Whether
it looks that way from the outside or not, I can assure you that on the inside it’s not
like that at all. I have an excellent relationship with
Wes, I talk to him every day. He’s a top player who wants to get back
to playing. He knows he can give us a hand, just as I know it. I have
the utmost consideration for him. But then there’s the medical aspect:
he’s been given the ok to start working on the pitch again. Now
professor Rapetti is working with him and staying behind after the
rest of the team have finished. We’re waiting for him."