Do not worry, be happy: Rafa Benitez reassures the Nerazzurri fans. The Spaniard told Inter Channel: "Physically and tactically the team can improve. This morning, before arriving here at the sports center, I watched a game of ours and made notes. To me it can improve. I'm not worried infact I am very pleased. It is clear that we can improve and that is why I am very busy with fieldwork. To our friend of Taranto I would say: Don’t worry, things will be fine".
Instead, Luciano Santoni, who asked the importance of playing the ball in the air, the coach replied: "In Italy it is less important than in England. It is clear that if Coutinho, Biabiany, Eto'o and Sneijder play this does not make a difference but will play the ball on the ground, while for Lucio, Cordoba and Samuel playing in the air could be important. Italian football is not the British one, but it is always important to have good players who can play the ball while in the air. The recipe is to always have a balance".
Speaking of the critics he said: "I saw that after the match with Bari, we talked of escape in the standings. After we lost to Rome there was talk of a crisis. After we won with Werder Bremen they said that this is the strongest Inter, Inter is playing better ... I learned that I must be calm, that I should not get affected by the judgments that may change every week, and I can do this with the confidence of having a good direction. I think we're on the right track if you do not forget that this is a team that has won so much, that has changed coach, that had to face two finals. I am calm; I think this a good start".
On their next opponent in the Champions League: "Tottenham is a strong team, with speed and quality and passion typical of the formations in England. It will be a match. They have quality players like Crouch and Robbie Keane, who I also had at Liverpool. Tottenham is a very dangerous team"..
Injuries: "I read a few days ago in a Spanish newspaper that the teams that went furthest in the World Cup have many players injured. After each edition of the World Cup the biggest clubs, the ones that have the largest number of national players, all paying more at the start".