Antonio Conte calls out Inter players as Dortmund came from two goals down
Inter Milan could not hold on to a 2-0 lead away at Dortmund as the home side came back from behind to beat the Italian side.
According to footballitalia.com, the Inter boss Antonio Conte has blamed the club's transfer strategy for the defeat.
Conte, who took over last summer has seen his side play some beautiful football and are sitting in the 2nd position on the Serie A table.
Inter Milan went into half-time with a 2-0 lead at Dortmund but lost the game 3-2 after the home side completed their comeback.
Speaking to Mediaset after the Dortmund game, the former Chelsea manager said “We have too limited a squad to face both Serie A and Champions League football this season. I mean limited both in terms of numbers and quality.
“Some players have to be on the field constantly and in the long run, you do pay for that. I am furious because this cancels out all the good work.”
He continued to insist the January transfer window is already too late to make changes.
“I am not asking the club for anything, these are the players and we go into battle with these players. The club will make its evaluations, I am just saying all of us got it badly wrong when planning for this season.
“We are in an emergency situation with only three players injured, whereas other teams have injuries and don’t even notice. We notice.
“We are talking about a group of players who, apart from Godin, haven’t won anything. It’s difficult then to deal with a tough situation.
“Who do I call on? Nicolò Barella, who we signed from Cagliari? Or Stefano Sensi, who arrived from Sassuolo? I will always thank the players for giving their heart and soul, and I know that I am asking for the kind of strain that some find it difficult to deal with.
“We can’t let our current position in the table disguise the problems that are there.”
Inter did some good transfer business and it is weird that Conte is ranting about their transfer policy.
We wonder how players like Barella and Sensi will feel after he called them out.
It is left to be seen how the Inter hierarchy would take this criticism.