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Inter Milan coach Spalletti responds to Joao Mario quit threat...

Inter Milan coach Luciano Spalletti has no problem with outspoken midfielder Joao Mario.

Joao Mario has stated he'll leave Inter if he cannot force his way into Spalletti's first team.

"Joao Mario? I know him well. I wasn't surprised by his words," Spalletti told Gazzetta dello Sport.

“It's only right that he wants to play more often and I consider him good enough to be a a starter, but whoever's played in his place hasn't done badly.

“Ramires? You ask me about Joao Mario's desire to play and now you're putting forward the arrival of another player who could take room away from the Portuguese...

“Do you want to make it worse for my player? If we can improve somewhere, it'd be good to do so, but it's not easy to find better players than the ones I have in my squad.

“Rather, I'm sorry that no-ones talking about 'lucky' Inter anymore. Perhaps it was the 10 times that we hit the woodwork!"

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