Inter Milan in 2010 touched the glory with their hands, but so far it has not returned to win titles or to be in the spotlight
2010 was unforgettable for Inter Milan as they won the European Champions League under the technical direction of Jose Mourinho and also won the Serie A and the Italian Cup, getting the longed for triplet. It was thought that the Italian team would keep winning but fell into a terrible decline. This season started well but the team level has been dropping.
Mourinho replaced Rafael Benitez, who won the Club World Cup, but then abandoned the technical direction of the team. Then came the Brazilian Leonardo who won the Italian Cup in 2011, but it was not enough to mantain the winning streak. Since that year, the neroazzurro box has not regained anything, and has not returned to appear in Europe. What arethe five reasons for the decline of Inter?
1. A sports project has not been established: After the departure of Jose Mourinho have passed all sorts of coaches like Rafael Benitez, Leonardo, Frank de Boer, Walter Mazzarri, Roberto Mancini, Andrea Stramaccioni, among others who have failed to achieve their objectives. Managers have not had confidence in these coaches and they have not had enough patience to make a long-term project that will allow the neroazzurros back to win titles.
2. Constant changes of owners: When Massimo Moratti sold the team, Erick Thohir arrived as president and principal shareholder. Thohir brought the coach Walter Mazarri that came to be runner-up with Napoli, but the cast was quickly overtaken by Juventus, Roma and Napoli in the 2013-2014 season leaving no options to get the title. Then he was hired as coach Roberto Mancini who had already achieved titles with the Italians, but the team only reached to qualify for the Europa League and the lack of titles, Thohir sold 40% of his shares to the Chinese group Zhang Jindong / Suning Holdings Group which also unable to provide titles to the 'neroazurro' team.
3. Lack of reinforcements top: The team had always been characterized by signing top players in Europe, such as when Ronaldo joined, as well as Ivan Zamorano, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Samuel Eto'o among others, but in recent years they have not made such high-level signings. Bets in recent years have been on young players who have consolidated over the seasons, as in the case of Argentine striker Mauro Icardi, who has become the benchmark team for his scoring and leadership that led him to be the captain.
4. Good beginnings and bad endings: After the arrival of Luciano Spalletti this season the team started well, winning games at home and as guests, but after the beginning of the second stage, the cast has been decreasing and gradually moves away the title of the competition. What is happening in the team? It is said that with the possible departure of Mauro Icardi next season, performance cast comes into freefall at this stage, since the attacker is a positive leader who influences the level of the Italian team for his goals and leadership.
5. Absence in the European elite: Inter Milan has not returned to participate in the European Champions League since the 2010-2011 season. He has been in the Uefa Europa League but has not figured how I should do this elite team who was used to the limelight. The Italian team always makes a good preseason in which he has a long time to prepare after his absence in European competitions, startups are good but unfortunately in the second part of the league team performance decreases.
These are the five reasons for what happened at Inter Milan, who for seven years not conquer a title. The team played success with hands and had an unforgettable year of glory in 2010, but unfortunately came a time of disappointment that has haunted the cast.
Latin American Post | Daniel Cuevas
Translated from "Inter de Milán: ¿dónde está su gloria?"