'Enough words, now we must act' - Inter's Stramaccioni targets winning start against Genoa

The former youth coach insists actions speak louder than words, as he aims to kick off his reign in charge of the Nerazzurri with victory against Pasquale Marino's side
Andrea Stramaccioni has urged Inter to start delivering the goods on Sunday, as he prepares to oversee his first match at the helm of the Serie A giants against Genoa.

Much has been said about the former world champions this season, following a dismal campaign which sees them lag 10 points behind in the race for a Champions League spot, but the arrival of the young trainer has prompted talk of a revival in the black and blue half of Milan.

Nevertheless, the 36-year-old is tired of his side being constantly spoken about and now wants his team to begin yielding results, starting with the imminent visit of the Grifoni at San Siro.

"There have been enough words, enough promises, now we must provide answers on the pitch. I am and I feel like the Inter coach, and what I say to the fans is that there have been enough words, now we must play like Inter," said Stramaccioni in a press conference.

"Actions are more important than words. That's what I want and what the players want. They are incredible professionals and determined to invert the trend. From tomorrow onwards, we'll give everything and more to offer our fans some joy.

Stramaccioni also rejected the notion that his players are to blame for Inter's poor season, claiming that they have shown him enough reasons to prove they are still worthy of wearing the Nerazzurri jersey.

"It's been a good week and I'm satisfied," he continued. "We've worked well and started to get to know each other. I'm satisfied and ready for tomorrow.

"These players are magnificent, they give 100 per cent. They give 100 per cent for Stramaccioni, they gave it before and they would have given it for whichever coach was chosen, because they are great professionals.

"In any case, although I'm young and inexperienced, I know I'll find out whether it's a good or a bad week at about 5pm," he concluded.

Kick-off at San Siro is scheduled for 15.00CET, as Inter aim to refuel their candidacy for Champions League football next term.