Inter's new project is based on youngsters, says Moratti

The Nerazzurri president stated that this will be a 'year zero' for the club and gave his full backing to the project that Andrea Stramaccioni is putting together
Inter president Massimo Moratti has admitted that he is very enthusiastic about the team that coach Andrea Stramaccioni is building.

The Nerazzurri are currently in the process of revamping their squad after a disappointing season in which they finished in sixth position in Serie A, 26 points adrift of champions Juventus.

Rodrigo Palacio has already joined Inter from Genoa, while Palermo defender Matias Silvestre and Udinese goalkeeper Samir Handanovic are understood to be close to sealing moves to San Siro, and Moratti admitted that he has full confidence in the new project.

"How excited I am on a scale from one to 10? Absolutely 10," he told La Gazzetta dello Sport. "We are building something that has credibility and strength, something that can last.

"I have a lot of confidence: we are building a new project based on youngsters, and Stramaccioni is our symbol in it. We want to start to win things again. This is a 'year zero' for Inter.

"It is true that every new step has some risks, but we should not be afraid: we should be fascinated, and that is exactly what is happening to me."

Inter will have to play in the Europa League third qualifying round in 2012-13 due to their disappointing Serie A campaign this season, and Moratti stated that it is a strange feeling not to see the club competing in the Champions League.

"Going from the Champions League to the Europa League is like going from a theatre screen to a black-and-white television set," he noted.

"But it is still an international competition, with top clubs, and we are Inter: we will have to be at our best even though it is obviously inconvenient to play on Thursdays, sometimes in distant countries."