Arsenal Offer Conned Perisic, Says Spalleti
Lucian Spalleti, Inter Milan head coach has claimed the offer from Arsenal conned midfielder, Ivan Perisic. The capital club bowed out of the Coppa Italia against Lazio, losing on penalties, after a penalty shootout, with Perisic an unused substitute. Spalleti insists the loan offer they received from Arsenal was not convincing enough to let the Croatian midfielder leave, and they must get him back on track, before he plays for the club. Spalleti also commented on the injury sustained by Nainggolan earlier in the season, stating he needs time to get back his form.
Speaking to Rai Sport after the defeat to Lazio, Spalletti said: “We’ve got to get Perisic back on track, but also Nainggolan, as he had injuries, setbacks and various issues. He needs time on the field and patience. “As for Perisic, there was this story on the market, but he is a professional, understands his role and yesterday it was already a very different mood. These things happen in the transfer window, the player received an impressive proposal and was tempted. However, he then realised it was not a true offer, that he’d been conned, and took a step back. “Now he’ll resume training and as soon as his mind is back fully on Inter, we’ll let him play.” “We started a bit tense, but the game started to develop, we were in it all the way, but then got a bit frenetic and that doesn’t work against Lazio. “We lacked some sharpness in our passing and when Lazio welcomed us forward, we had to move it from right to left and back again, otherwise they’d have five defenders behind the ball.
You’ll never hurt them without doing that. “It seemed to be a game totally in the balance and could only be decided on penalties.”
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