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Mancini: ‘Football Is Stupid’

Roberto Mancini insists Inter could’ve “challenged for the Scudetto by
doing things differently” and defended Stefano Pioli “Football is
stupid.”

The Coach left San Siro just two weeks before the
Serie A season began, terminating his contract by mutual consent because
he had different views on strategy.

Frank de Boer flopped and was sacked, now replacement Pioli is also under fire after last night’s 2-1 home defeat to Sampdoria.

“Football is stupid, because you judge a Coach based on one game,” Mancini told Top Calcio 24 television.

“He
has done a great job since he arrived, after some difficult early
months. I don’t know what strategy the club has and if they want to keep
hold of him.

“I think that Inter, doing things differently,
could’ve challenged for the Scudetto. As they are now, I still believe
they are worthy of third place, albeit realising Roma and Napoli are
better-equipped.

“For example, Antonio Candreva, Ever Banega and Joao Mario are good players.”

Mancini was asked if he regretted leaving Inter after Suning Group took more control of the club.

“If
I had still been at Inter, we’d have done different things at the start
and would today be in a different position. Now there is a clearer
situation that over the summer was not there: I think Suning can do
great things, as they have enormous potential. I hope for the fans that
they do.”

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