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Ranocchia backs Inter to find form

22 September 2012 13:20

Andrea Ranocchia is confident Inter will challenge for top honours this season, as he prepares for Sunday's visit of Siena.

Inter have been rather inconsistent in the opening weeks of the 2012-13 campaign, but the 24-year-old has little doubt that they will eventually come good.

"I really expect a great season," Ranocchia told Inter Channel.

"We are a new team in every area of the pitch, and we definitely need a bit of time to get used to playing with one another, but I'm sure we're going to be more consistent moving forward."

The centre-back endured a difficult 2011-12 campaign, which ended with failure to make Cesare Prandelli's Italy squad for Euro 2012, but is pleased to be back in contention for both club and country this term.

"It almost seemed like in one bad season I'd managed to undo all the good work I'd put in over previous years, but I've started this season well and I'm enjoying my football," he added.

"It's obviously disappointing when you don't make the squad because being picked for the Azzurri and staying in the squad over time is an achievement, it means you're one of the best players in Italy.

"But what hurt most was not playing here at Inter. My priority is Inter, if I keep performing well then the national side will come calling, if I deserve it."

The former Bari and Genoa stopper has made seven official appearances for the Giuseppe Meazza side this term.

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Info

Competition
Serie A
Date
23 September 2012
Game week
4
Kick-off
15:00
Half-time
0 - 0
Full-time
0 - 2
Venue
Stadio Giuseppe Meazza (Milano)
Attendance
44000

Goals

0 - 1
73' S. Vergassola
 (assist by E. Calaiò)
0 - 2
90'+2 F. Valiani
 (assist by A. Sestu)

Lineups

# Player Bookings
25 60'
3
24
18
6 64'
13
10
8 73'
27 11'
57
11 18'
Coach: S. Cosmi

Substitutes

Saturday 23 August

Friday 22 August

23:32
23:26
22:34
22:27
22:22
21:53
20:46
20:46
19:44
18:41
18:27
18:25
18:01
17:56
17:33
17:29
17:27
17:17
17:02
16:37
16:28
16:03
15:25
15:22
15:05
14:09
14:00
13:33
13:31
12:23
12:16
11:57
11:54
11:26
10:50
10:24
09:52
09:31
09:29
07:24
06:18
05:29
04:47
03:50
03:20
02:46
02:35
00:13

Thursday 21 August

23:44
23:38
23:04
22:36
22:27
22:19
21:48
21:40
21:34
20:55
20:27
20:17
20:11
20:10
20:04
19:39
18:49
18:23
18:11
18:08
17:53
17:38
17:35
17:21
17:08
16:57
16:57
16:46
16:41
16:26
16:19
16:09
16:09
15:59
15:48
15:42
15:22
14:38
14:26
14:04
13:34
13:27
13:05
12:57
12:55
12:54
12:20
11:25
10:58
10:48
10:11
10:04
09:45
09:41
08:34
08:18
07:12
07:06
06:33
06:00
05:59
05:58
05:52
05:38
04:33
04:32
04:03
03:38
03:10
00:59

Serie A table

# Team MP D P
7 0 +0 0
8 0 +0 0
9 0 +0 0
10 0 +0 0
11 0 +0 0

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