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Inter Milan defender Ranocchia welcomes new coach Gasperini

Inter Milan defender Andrea Ranocchia has welcomed the appointment of new coach Gian Piero Gasperini.

Ranocchia played for Gasperini at Genoa.

"I never understood why Genoa fired him mid-season," the 23-year-old defender told the Gazzetta dello Sport.

"I owe so much to the Coach, because I was out injured for a long time and he immediately put his faith in me, despite the fact at the start I struggled to understand his ideas.

"In terms of personality and work ethic, Gasperini reminds me of Antonio Conte, who I worked with at Bari. Both are very focused on details, are fiery and determined.

"He uses recordings of games to prepare for a match and never makes a scene. If he has something to tell you, he does it in private, but if necessary he'll pin you to the wall!"

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