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Inter Milan president Moratti hits out at import reduction

Inter Milan president Massimo Moratti has slammed the import reduction ruling from FIGC.

Inter may have dominated football in Italy and Europe this term, but the fact they often fielded an all-foreign starting XI was given as one of the reasons behind the poor World Cup outing.

"We had something to give to the World Cup side, as with our Italians - Mario Balotelli and Marco Materazzi - things would've gone better," insisted Moratti.

As a response to these situations, the FIGC has reduced the limit on signing non-EU players from two to just one per season.

"It was a gratuitous decision, taken too quickly and smacks of demagoguery. It was made to make someone happy and does not take into account the needs of the Lega Calcio.

"The fact is I am proud of my all-foreign team. Either way people would've criticised Inter. If Italy had done well in the World Cup, they'd have said these players do well despite Inter 'ignoring' them.

"In that case, I say we're proud to always be at the centre of controversy."

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