Stramaccioni was very irritated after the 3-1 win in Turin at the âsarcasticâ comments from Marotta regarding his âcarefree tactics.â
âIf he wants to cause controversy, thatâs his problem. It was a compliment, as it means he had courage coming to Turin with three strikers,â insisted Marotta.
âI said two excellent teams would go head-to-head today, so I cannot be clearer than that. If Stramaccioni wants to turn anything into a headline, then heâs free to do so.
âNot everyone comes to Turin with three forwards, so it really was a compliment.
âWe certainly did not underestimate Inter, who have some great individual players and I considered them to be one of the Scudetto contenders even before this match.
âPerhaps we were not at our best. We certainly had more chances in the first half, though perhaps with the tempo not as high as usual.
âThe squad is keeping up with constant commitments at domestic, European and international level, so that does take a lot out of you in physical and psychological terms.
âLet us not forget we still have the strongest attack and defence in Serie A. Our characteristics are that the group allows individuals to have scoring opportunities. Perhaps having a more clinical hitman wouldâve brought us some advantages.â