Inter took on AS Monaco today and we actually won! True, it wasn't spectacular and everyone looked a little sleepy, but at least it shows that the team is beginning to gel. Plus, trophies are always nice (and this one is big and shiny). The game finished Inter 1 - 0 AS Monaco, with a lovely little goal from Milito (assisted by Muntari). Highlights after the jump.
Here are some "highlights." The video is a little weird but the goal is thoroughly covered.
I know, the video is a little funky, but it was the best I could find. Milito seems to be finding his connection with the team and Julio Cesar is on it. With this win, Inter are 2, 1, and 2 for the preseason (did I do that right? 2 wins, 1 draw, and 2 losses). Not a stellar performance but something to build on. And boy howdy, it could so be worse.
On the transfer front, Hleb decided he would rather return to the safety of the womb and has chosen to go back to Stuttgart instead of Inter. Meh. In the long run, it is probably for the best. Inter get 3 million more euro, Moratti will be forced to go after a more talented midfielder, and I dont have to remember how to spell his name (Aliaksandr - Yikes). Everyone wins. Especially when you take a look at some of the names popping up: Wesley Sneijder (Real Madrid), Deco (Chelsea), and just today Pablo Aimar (Benfica) and Ivan Rakitic (Schalke 04). Rakitic has just injured himself so he may come cheaply, plus they may take Obinna in return. Pablo Aimar, on the other hand, is Argentinian and everyone knows how much we like our Argies.
So, take what you will from that. Inter desperately need a #10 and it seems Cassano is out of the equation. Time to look elsewhere.
As for me, I will be going up to the mountains for a few days so will be out of computer and, for the most part, cell phone range. I will be back Wednesday to wrap up everything I missed over the weekend.
Welcome to the club, Samuel!