Antonio Conte Dismisses Lionel Messi Speak As “Fantasy Soccer”
Antonio Conte made the feedback after Inter Milan beat Genoa 3-Zero to maneuver second in Serie A.© AFP
Inter Milan coach Antonio Conte on Saturday dismissed discuss of a reported transfer by the Chinese language-owned Italian membership for Barcelona star Lionel Messi. “We’re speaking fantasy soccer, a state of affairs that can’t be approached at Inter for a lot of causes,” Conte stated after Inter beat Genoa 3-Zero to maneuver second in Serie A. Six-time Ballon d’Or winner Messi, 33, has spent his whole skilled profession at Barcelona along with his contract resulting from expire in 2021. “I do not assume there’s a madman on this planet who doesn’t need Messi, however he’s actually removed from us and what we wish to construct,” added the previous Juventus and Chelsea coach.
Inter CEO Giuseppe Marotta additionally brushed apart discuss that the northern aspect wished Messi to rival Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo.
“Leo shouldn’t be our objective and I do not assume he needs to go away Barcelona,” stated Marotta.
Conte, in the meantime, stated he hoped that the membership may attain settlement with Manchester United regarding on-loan ahead Alexis Sanchez, in order that he may play the Europa League with Inter.
Sanchez, sidelined for months with a knee damage, scored on Saturday along with his former United teammate Romelu Lukaku getting a brace.
“I hope that the membership can resolve the state of affairs as a result of to this point, Alexis hasn’t been accessible a lot,” stated Conte. “To have a top quality different in assault could be very important for us.”
On Saturday, Lukaku scored in both half as Inter Milan claimed a 3-Zero win in opposition to struggling Genoa to maneuver second in Serie A behind Juventus who can win a a ninth title in a row on Sunday. Antonio Conte’s title ambitions took a knock with back-to-back stalemates in opposition to Roma and Fiorentina.
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