Ahead of Celtic’s Europa League tie with Inter Milan, Kenny Dalglish has claimed that the Italian club are currently a club in crisis.
Celtic legend Kenny Dalglish believes that their opponents in the last 32 of the Europa League, Inter Milan have been in turmoil since their Champions League triumph in 2010 according to the Mail.
“There’s been a demise at Inter Milan.
“It was only in 2010 that they won the Champions League under Jose Mourinho in Madrid. But it’s been like going down a water slide for them ever since,” added Dalglish.
Inter currently sit tenth in Serie A, well out of European contention and 22 points behind leaders Juventus. Their poor start to the season saw the end of Walter Mazzarri’s seven month spell as manager in November.
He was replaced by Roberto Mancini as the club’s hierarchy hoped to rediscover the success of his first managerial spell at the club where they won the Scudetto three years in a row between 2006 and 2008, but Mancini has only overseen six victories in all competitions since his return and he doesn’t escape Dalglish’s criticism.
“They’ve brought in Mancini but he’s had one or two setbacks, too. They haven’t done as well as they expected with him coming in but he still knows how to win games,” Dalglish said.
The former Liverpool manager will be hoping that Celtic can evoke memories of the Scottish club’s European Cup final triumph over Inter back in 1967 and he believes Ronny Deila’s side can win.
“While Celtic had a hard time in Champions League earlier this season they have stayed patient, they have regrouped and they have done well in the Europa League. They’ve got a chance.”