Inter Milan’s coach Simone Inzaghi has recently faced doubts about his future at the club, but he claims that these uncertainties will not affect him
Inter Milan’s coach Simone Inzaghi uses criticism to fuel his motivation as his team looks to secure a spot in the Champions League semi-finals. Inzaghi is under pressure due to his team’s recent poor form, having only picked up one point in their last five Serie A games and dropping to fifth place in the league standings.
Inzaghi remains unfazed by criticism and is focused on leading his team to the Champions League semi-finals. Inter suffered a 1-0 defeat to Monza in their most recent Serie A fixture. They will be looking to defend their 2-0 lead against Benfica in the second leg at San Siro. Despite the recent setbacks, Inzaghi is accustomed to facing criticism and will not let it affect him.
Inzaghi advises Inter players to isolate themselves from criticism
He told reporters on Tuesday: “I don’t think it’s strange [for questions to be asked over his future].
“Here at Inter, if you read before the Barcelona or Porto matches, it was the same thing.
“It’s something I’m used to, as long as they criticize me [and not the players] it’s not a problem: as far as me and my staff, the criticisms help us to improve more and more.
“We know we have not had the path that Inter should have in the league. But, like many other teams we’ve had problems. But there are still eight games to go and we still have a margin.
“We have to be good at isolating ourselves and try to provide an important evening for our fans.”
Inter could potentially have a significant squad overhaul in the upcoming season. Milan Skriniar is reportedly set to move to Paris Saint-Germain, Romelu Lukaku’s loan spell is due to expire. And Stefan de Vrij is among several players whose contracts are close to ending.
He added: “We have to be good at isolating ourselves, as far as players are concerned, we have several who have contracts that are about to expire, but I see them working well every day.
“It’s part of today’s football to always be criticised or in the balance. We have to be good and strong. With a cool head and always think about the next match, which at the moment is Benfica.”