Inter’s First Day Training at Pinzolo
When the Inter squad & new manager Gian Piero Gasperini arrived at the team hotel in Pinzolo they were greeted by hordes of Interista all waiting to get a glimpse of our heroes, they were all there, apart from those involved in the Copa America and Coutinho (Under-20 World Cup).
The new season for Inter & Gasperini starts here!
Just before the 1st training session at the Stadio Pineta started at 17:00 over 5000 fans opened the training camp with applause & a standing ovation for the giant photograph of a smiling Facchetti unfolded by Ivan Cordoba & Dejan Stankovic which will stay on the wall of the changing rooms facing the pitch for the length of the training camp.
Now the season can get going: Gian Piero Gasperini’s Inter are kicking off with their first training session of 2011/12 & also their first working with the new boss.
The session today was completely dedicated to ball-play, possession exercises & specific training matches. There were specific programmes for Ivan Cordoba, Thiago Motta and Raffaele Di Gennaro. Sulley Muntari, Felice Natalino and Nelson Rivas played with the group for part of the session.
The day was wound down with a series of stretching exercises & as a curtain call Samuel Eto’o challenged Paolo Orlandoni from the penalty spot and scored to the joy of the spectators, he then kicked the ball in to the crowd for one lucky fan as a present.
After signing some autographs, Eto’o went on to speak to Inter Channel.
“It went quite well, a bit warm but not as hot as Milan. I’m feeling good,” he added, “and here we have found a great atmosphere to start a season which won’t be easy. But we really want to give something back to all these people and thank them for their enthusiastic reception by winning. Me leaving Inter according to the press? I spoke to president Moratti after we won the Coppa Italia against Palermo and when the president speaks I say ‘yes’. We’re going ahead together.”. So the season is starting with good news that Eto’o is staying, hopefully now Sneijder will follow suit & help the mighty Nerazzurri be unstoppable again!