Inter chief backs Gasperini

Image: Gasperini: Under pressure just two games into his Inter career.

Inter president Massimo Moratti has backed Gian Piero Gasperini but hinted he may not have been happy with some of the coach's tactics.

Moratti rules out firing Inter coach

Inter Milan president Massimo Moratti has backed under-fire coach Gian Piero Gasperini but hinted he may not have been happy with some of the 53-year-old's tactics. The 2010 European champions lost 4-3 to Palermo on Sunday before falling to a shock 1-0 home defeat at the hands of Turkish side Trabzonspor in the UEFA Champions League on Wednesday. That has left former Genoa boss Gasperini under pressure just two games into his Inter coaching career. However, Moratti insists he will not rush into any rash decisions - for now at least. "There definitely won't be any changes in the coming days, not least because the team didn't play badly [against Trabzonspor]," said the 67-year-old added. "Maybe they didn't play with a lot of tempo, maybe they didn't have the legs to win but you can't blame that on the coach. "We cannot always call him into question; give the coach time to do his work. "For now all we can do is wait. We've changed the system and for the moment it's affecting our game."

Tactics

One part of Gasperini's new system was a back three employed against Palermo on Sunday. He quickly reverted to a back four in midweek after heavy criticism following the 4-3 defeat. When quizzed on the side's formation and whether he preferred them playing a back four, Moratti said simply: "Yes." Gasperini, though, refuted any suggestions he had been put under pressure to change the formation following the Palermo defeat. "No-one pushed me to pick one formation or another, that's total invention," Gasperini insisted. "All I did was try to correct the mistakes [from Sunday]."

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