Marco Fassone: 'Inter Milan need European football'

Marco Fassone during the Serie A match between FC Internazionale Milano and Calcio Catania at San Siro Stadium on January 26, 2014
© Getty Images
Inter Milan general director Marco Fassone admits that it would be "problematic" if the team were to fail to qualify for Europe for a second consecutive season.

Inter Milan general director Marco Fassone has admitted that it would be "problematic" if the team were to miss out on European football again this season.

The Nerazzurri failed to qualify for any European competition last season having finished ninth in Serie A, while they currently occupy the final Europa League spot this year.

Just two points separate them from sixth-placed Parma and another season without continental football, and Fassone admitted that missing out again would be a blow to both their ambitions as a club and their financial position.

"It's obvious that in the last few months, our club president has requested as an aim to return to Europe," Fassone told the club's official website.

"It would be problematic not to qualify for continental competition for a second straight year, not just for the work we are doing but also from a financial standpoint."

Inter's next match comes against Parma on Saturday as the San Siro plays host to a crucial encounter in the race for fifth.

Fernando Torres of Chelsea celebrates scoring their second goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Hull City and Chelsea at KC Stadium on January 11, 2014
Read Next:
Inter still keen on Torres
>
You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole



Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1AC Chievo VeronaChievo00000000
2AC Milan00000000
3Atalanta BCAtalanta00000000
4BeneventoBenevento00000000
5Bologna00000000
6CagliariCagliari00000000
7Crotone00000000
8Fiorentina00000000
9Genoa00000000
10Hellas VeronaHellas Verona00000000
11Inter Milan00000000
12Juventus00000000
13Lazio00000000
14Napoli00000000
15Roma00000000
16SPALSPAL00000000
17Sampdoria00000000
18SassuoloSassuolo00000000
19Torino00000000
20Udinese00000000