New Inter Milan coach Andrea Stramaccioni is confident of acceptance by the players.
It has been noted that Coach Stramaccioni is actually younger than Inter captain Javier Zanetti, but pinpointed the Argentine as the key figure.
“I will give the players all of my respect and expect the same in return. I want enthusiasm and players to feel like they are young inside. Just look at our captain, who is older than me, but in training had the same enthusiasm and effort as the teenagers who were working with us. He is an inspiration for everyone at Inter.
“I had one training session and today I start learning about the players from within the locker room. Often a game can be decided by an incident can affect the judgement of a total performance. In recent games, Inter have been unlucky and the result can reflect on the evaluation of individuals, often unfairly. So I’d like to see them play before passing judgement.”
He continued: “I received many messages. Perhaps the one that made me happiest was from Bruno Conti, who certainly helped me a great deal in my career. He wrote: ‘You’re damn strong – I knew it!’
“Perhaps my youth makes me dim, but I don’t feel that pressure. I would be worried if the team wasn’t up to the task, but they are great talents. I have faith in the players, in the club and in myself, so let’s get to work. Our target is to beat Genoa this weekend.”