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  • Gabigol apologises after 'thoughtless' I...

    Gabriel Barbosa has apologised to Inter fans and his team-mates after he petulantly left the dugout after being an unused substitute against Lazio. After caretaker boss Stefano Vecchi made his third change late on in a 3-1 win at the Stadio Olimpico on Sunday, Gabriel showed his...

    Gabigol apologises after 'thoughtless' Inter walk-out

    Gabriel Barbosa has apologised to Inter fans and his team-mates after he petulantly left the dugout after being an unused substitute against Lazio. After caretaker boss Stefano Vecchi made his third change late on in a 3-1 win at the Stadio Olimpico on Sunday, Gabriel showed his disdain by walking down the tunnel before the final whistle. WATCH: Mou's 17-second interview Vecchi said afterwards he expected the club to take action against the 20-year-old Brazilian, who has asked for forgiveness for his impetuous act. Gabriel wrote on Facebook: "Inter fans and team-mates, yesterday during the Lazio vs Inter game I suddenly had a thoughtless and unacceptable attitude when leaving the field before the end of the game. "After the heat of the game passed, calmly and with the support of my family, I saw that this was unsporting and went against my professional values. "I acknowledge my mistake and would like to offer my since apologise to all the Nerazzurri fans who have always supported me and my team-mates." Gabriel, known as Gabigol following his prolific goalscoring in the famed youth academy of Santos, arrived at Inter in August amid high expectations following a deal reported to be worth €25 million. The reason behind Barca's struggles However, the Brazil international started one match all season – a 3-2 victory over Bologna in the Coppa Italia in January – and featured in Serie A as a substitute just nine times. It has been suggested Gabriel could be sent out on loan after a disappointing debut campaign in Italy.

  • Lazio 1 Inter 3: Vecchi's men fight back...

    Inter ended an eight-match winless run in Serie A as they came from behind to beat nine-man Lazio 3-1 at the Stadio Olimpico on Sunday. The visitors headed into the contest knowing European football was beyond them, city rivals AC Milan having earlier wrapped up the final Europa...

    Lazio 1 Inter 3: Vecchi's men fight back against nine-man hosts

    Inter ended an eight-match winless run in Serie A as they came from behind to beat nine-man Lazio 3-1 at the Stadio Olimpico on Sunday. The visitors headed into the contest knowing European football was beyond them, city rivals AC Milan having earlier wrapped up the final Europa League spot. But they still produced an impressive fightback to give caretaker boss Stefano Vecchi something to smile about after his first game following Stefano Pioli's exit ended in a 2-1 loss to Sassuolo. It had looked as if it was going to be another miserable 90 minutes for the Nerazzurri when Keita Balde put Lazio ahead from the penalty spot in the 18th minute. But Marco Andreolli restored parity and Wesley Hoedt put through his own net as Inter turned the game on its head. Lazio lost Keita and Senad Lulic in the second half, their dismissals for two bookable offences sandwiching a close-range third from Eder, providing the Inter fans with a rare reason to celebrate. The opening 17 minutes had seen little incident, but the game was brought to life when Jeison Murillo bundled over Felipe Anderson in the box. Keita made no mistake from the subsequent spot-kick, powering in despite Samir Handanovic diving the correct way. Inter had threatened little in the way of a response but levelled 13 minutes later through an unlikely source. In a rare show of attacking prowess Andreolli got ahead of his marker and headed into the bottom-left corner from Ivan Perisic's flick-on. And the turnaround was completed in fortunate circumstances six minutes later as Hoedt inadvertently diverted Antonio Candreva's right-wing delivery into his own net. Another Candreva cross almost resulted in a third for Inter, but Eder was unable to make contact with the goal at his mercy. Eder curled a free-kick wide two minutes after the restart and wasted a superb chance to make it 3-1 by ballooning over after great work down the right from Candreva. Inter were almost punished for Eder's profligacy when Keita played in Ciro Immobile, whose fierce effort rattled the crossbar. Lazio continued to press for the equaliser but were dealt a significant blow as Keita was given his marching orders with two cautions in quick succession. After being booked for a foul on Candreva in the 61st minute, he saw yellow again in the 66th after he was harshly adjudged to have dived under a challenge in the box from Gary Medel. And Inter took advantage eight minutes later, Eder atoning for his earlier misses by turning in the rebound after Hoedt had cleared Perisic's goal-bound effort. Lazio then found themselves two players down as Lulic, having already been booked for picking up a ball that had not gone out of play, saw yellow for the second time for a foul on Roberto Gagliardini. From that point there was no way back for the depleted hosts, and they were perhaps fortunate not to concede a fourth when substitute Andrea Pinamonti volleyed narrowly wide late on.   Key Opta stats: - Inter have won a match for the first time since March (7-1 against Atalanta) - D2, L6. - The last five league matches between Lazio and Inter have seen seven red cards.  - Only Genoa (four) have conceded more own goals than Lazio in the current Serie A season (three).

  • Inter starlet Pinamonti signs new deal t...

    Inter have announced that Andrea Pinamonti has signed a new contract at the club. The highly-rated striker, who turned 18 on Friday, has extended his deal through to June 30, 2021. Kaka: Why Neymar is my favourite player Pinamonti had been linked with Premier League clubs Tott...

    Inter starlet Pinamonti signs new deal to quell Premier League speculation

    Inter have announced that Andrea Pinamonti has signed a new contract at the club. The highly-rated striker, who turned 18 on Friday, has extended his deal through to June 30, 2021. Kaka: Why Neymar is my favourite player Pinamonti had been linked with Premier League clubs Tottenham and Liverpool, although his agent had suggested last month that his fondness for Inter would likely influence a decision over his future. "In addition to the new contract, we are also discussing the sporting plans with the Nerazzurri," Tullio Tinti told Calciomercato. "Andrea is highly regarded in Italian and European football, but his attachment to Inter will have an effect on his decision." Pinamonti has made two appearances for the senior side this season, against Empoli in Serie A in February and in the Europa League against Sparta Prague. The Italy youth international has shone for the Primavera side, scoring 16 times in only 20 appearances.

  • Inter director says club could afford Ro...

    Cristiano Ronaldo would not be out of Inter’s financial reach, claims club director Piero Ausilio, but a deal for the Real Madrid star is impossible due to Financial Fair Play regulations. The Portuguese forward is a four-time Ballon d’Or winner and is widely regarded as one of ...

    Inter director says club could afford Ronaldo, but explains why they won't bid for Madrid superstar

    Cristiano Ronaldo would not be out of Inter’s financial reach, claims club director Piero Ausilio, but a deal for the Real Madrid star is impossible due to Financial Fair Play regulations. The Portuguese forward is a four-time Ballon d’Or winner and is widely regarded as one of the finest footballers of all time. Any side would welcome his remarkable talents onto their books, but his exploits down the years have made him virtually untouchable. Ausilo claims Inter’s owners, the Suning Group, would be able to bankroll a record-breaking deal, but admits that a move cannot be made due to rules imposed regarding club spending. Icardi pledges loyalty to Inter He told students at a class in the Universita degli Studi in Milan: “Today we have a strong and solid ownership. “The new Chinese owners could comfortably buy the most famous players in the world, such as Cristiano Ronaldo, but the truth is we can’t do that because of Financial Fair Play, which takes into account the development of the club. “It’s a path that takes time, ideas and management. We have to make as few mistakes as possible, certainly fewer than we’ve made this term.” While not in the market for Ronaldo, Ausilo says Inter were hoping to land Paulo Dybala before he linked up with Juventus – the club the Nerazzurri are now trying to follow to the top of the tree in Italy and across Europe. He added: “Inter tried to sign Dybala, but there was a €20m difference with Juventus and in the end he went there. Today it is not possible to think of spending €200m or €300m on the transfer market. It’s not that we don’t want to, it’s simply impossible. “Every day I read about players we’re supposed to be buying, but the truth is we must respect the salary cap. Our revenue is €200-230m, whereas Juventus – who participate regularly in the Champions League – make €400m. “After their relegation in 2006, Juve worked on a specific business model, investing in the youth academy and having great managerial vision. They built their own stadium and gradually raised the wages, working on the commercial development and regularly taking part in the Champions League. Poch dismisses Inter rumours “They are able to do this consistently and that is what makes the difference with the other Italian clubs. That gap can get even wider, because you can’t fix this by signing the best players, because the best players go where they earn a lot and can play in the Champions League. They want to win. “That means we have to take a few risks and sometimes they pay off, sometimes they don’t.” Inter have missed out on the European places in Serie A again this season, with the club sat eighth in the table. They are, however, being tipped to embark on an elaborate rebuilding programme over the summer, with the club in need of a new manager and fresh faces on the field.

  • 'I will stay here' - Pochettino dismisse...

    Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino insists he is staying at the club after heavy speculation linking him with the Inter job. Pochettino urged Spurs fans not to worry after reports listed him as a candidate to replace the sacked Stefano Pioli at San Siro for next season, with Int...

    'I will stay here' - Pochettino dismisses Spurs exit talk amid Inter rumours

    Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino insists he is staying at the club after heavy speculation linking him with the Inter job. Pochettino urged Spurs fans not to worry after reports listed him as a candidate to replace the sacked Stefano Pioli at San Siro for next season, with Inter ready to spend big. Pep blames Pulis and wine for being late The 45-year-old's stock continues to rise after guiding Tottenham to a second-place finish in his third season at the club in 2016-17. But Pochettino stressed he is far from finished at Spurs and also rejected claims there is a buy-out clause in his contract. "There are many, many rumours, but I am committed with the club," said Pochettino, who has a contract with Spurs until 2021. "There is no reason to leave. There is no buy-out clause in my contract and I will stay here next season. "You will see on July 3 at the start of pre-season, I will stay here. Don't worry." Having challenged for the title in each of the last two seasons, Pochettino is desperate to take Spurs one step further next season, when they will play at Wembley while the club's new stadium is being built. "We were so close again this season, but like last season it was not enough," he said. "I am sure next season we will try again to fight. We need to do better, be stronger, improve in every area to try to win." Tottenham are away to Leicester City on Thursday, before the final game of their Premier League season at relegated Hull City three days later.

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