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Antonio Conte Pens Farewell to Inter

It ended all too soon

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It’s mind-boggling to think that less than a week ago Inter was hoisting its 19th Scudetto. It feels like nothing more than a distant memory after recent events. Inter has parted ways with the best coach to grace the sidelines of the San Siro in recent times and finds itself rudder-less amidst heavy financial issues. And while it is understandable, Antonio Conte’s exit didn’t hurt any less. The Nerazzurri’s departing manager wrote an emotional farewell to the club after the official announcement was made.

“What a journey in these two years! Every day we have developed more and more strength, determination, will and sacrifice, managing to break the logic of mediocrity which we are surrounded.

No excuses, no alibis, but only work, work and work, combined with respect and education. We brought the Scudetto back to Inter after 11 years, but above all, we brought Inter back to the place it deserves for their history and tradition.

THANKS to those who made this possible! Footballers, staff, President, managers and all those people who have helped and supported us in these two years.

I would like to tell the Inter fans that in a very difficult period for everyone due to the pandemic, we have always felt their support and affection.

I will always carry with me the image of the Scudetto raised from the highest ring of San Siro with you celebrating. THANK YOU!”

Grazie Antonio. This last season would never have happened without him. It’s a shame Inter couldn’t have continued on its project to become a dominant force in Italy with Conte at the helm. Now we’re back to square one and the regrets over what could have been are going to hurt for a while. But Inter has gone through worse in the Banter Era, and if the Nerazzurri can survive that, it can get past anything.

Forza Inter!