Pressure on Ranieri as Inter visits Marseille

AP, Tuesday 21 Feb 2012

Inter is in trouble ahead of Marseille clash

Inter Milan coach Claudio Ranieri (Photo: Reuters)

The pressure is mounting on Inter Milan coach Claudio Ranieri to get a win in Wednesday’s Champions League match at Marseille.

After drifting out of contention in the Italian title race and out of the Italian Cup, Inter’s thinning trophy hopes rest firmly with the Champions League. And only a positive result at Stade Velodrome will appease animosity toward Ranieri.

Inter Fans protested during and after Friday’s 3-0 loss to Bologna, chanting for 2010 treble-winning coach Jose Mourinho, and Marseille senses the Italian club is there for the taking.

Marseille assistant coach Guy Stephan says “Inter is in trouble” and “I get the impression there isn’t too much unity in the team.”

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