Moratti pledges support to Stramaccioni

The Nerazzurri CEO has backed the club's trainer during difficult times, voicing his confidence that the squad will turn around their fortunes
Inter president Massimo Moratti has pledged his support to under-pressure coach Andrea Stramaccioni after two straight Serie A defeats.

The San Siro outfit currently sit seventh in the table following back-to-back losses to Atalanta and Cagliari but the 67-year-old is confident the players will turn it around.

"Stramaccioni? I can not help but support him with all the difficulties he encountered in the course of this season," the 67-year-old told reporters.

"You can not say that it is the fault of the coach or any player. [Jose] Mourinho said to me how could I stay here with everyone against me. I told him that's exactly where the beauty of Inter lies.

"The team know how I feel and what their duties are. They're responsible lads, they'll do what they have to do."

Inter face Roma in the Coppa Italia semi-final second leg on Wednesday. They lost the first leg 2-1 in the Italian capital.