Veron unhappy with Inter stance
By Nadia Carminati
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Juan Sebastian Veron has offered a veiled criticism of Inter's handling of Adriano.Internazionale midfielder Juan Sebastian Veron has offered a veiled criticism of the club's handling of Adriano.
Brazilian striker Adriano was given permission to return from international duty late after missing his intended flight back to Italy.
The decision meant Adriano was unable to play in Sunday's victory over Livorno, with Inter insisting there is no problem.
But Argentina international Veron believes the club's rules have been bent to favour Adriano and does not feel it is helpful to team spirit.
"Certain situations bothered me," Veron told Italia 1. "Here, there is someone who doesn't respect the team and the group.
"It's difficult working if we build up problems, without giving us clear rules.
"The group needed certain players, because Livorno is like Juve, but these players weren't there and I'm really angry.
"Until there are the right rules, and things are done seriously, it won't be possible to build something important."
Inter supremo Massimo Moratti has attempted to defuse the prospect of a rift within the squad by insisting Adriano acted in accordance with the club's code of conduct.
Moratti commented: "Let's consider the thing for what it is. We must do things that will work.
"In this instance, things didn't go in a good way due to delays but this doesn't provoke problems.
"The player asked for, and had, a day's permission and then he has been the victim of flight delays that haven't allowed him to come back.
"There have been really more grave situations. Will he be fined? No, he had permission."