Inter boss Luciano Spalletti slams Arsenal and claims they tried to ‘con’ Ivan Perisic

first_imgSpalletti will now try and get Perisic’s mind back focused on Inter (Picture: Getty)On Inter director Beppe Marotta’s decision to go public with Perisic’s transfer request, Spalletti added: ‘I don’t know if it was a good idea or not to say Perisic wanted to leave, but the player received an important proposal and said he was open to it.‘When he realised the offer was not what he thought, he took a step back, but the damage had already been done. Announcing the situation just created tension around him and the team. Now he’s starting to get back in line, but it’ll take a while.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal The Italian coach suggested Arsenal’s interest was never really genuine (Picture: Getty)Inter Milan manager Luciano Spalletti has criticised Arsenal’s brief pursuit of Ivan Perisic and says the Croatian winger had been ‘conned’ by the Gunners.Perisic handed in a transfer request when he was made aware of Arsenal’s interest, missing the defeat against Torino and ordered to train by himself, though the north Londoners were only prepared to do a loan deal without a compulsory option to buy.And Spalletti feels Arsenal’s interest was never entirely serious but it still unsettled the 29-year-old winger. Inter boss Luciano Spalletti slams Arsenal and claims they tried to ‘con’ Ivan Perisic Perisic was left out of Inter’s squad to face Torino amid the transfer rumours (Picture: Getty)‘There was this story on the market, but he is a professional, understands his role and yesterday it was already a very different mood,’ Spalletti told RAI Sport.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘These things happen in the transfer window, the player received an impressive proposal and was tempted.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘However, he then realised it was not a true offer, that he’d been conned, and took a step back.‘Now he’ll resume training and as soon as his mind is back fully on Inter, we’ll let him play.’ Commentcenter_img Metro Sport ReporterThursday 31 Jan 2019 11:50 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link619Shares Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

Thai couple break kissing record

first_imgLifestyleRelationships Thai couple break kissing record by: – February 15, 2011 Share Sharing is caring! BBC News A Thai couple has sealed a new record for the longest kissing, after locking lips for 46 hours, 24 minutes.The Guinness World Records still have to verify the latest “kissathon” for it to become official.Husband and wife team Ekkachai and Laksana Tiranarat were one of 14 couples taking part in a contest in Pattaya.The pair won a diamond ring worth 50,000 baht (£1,016) and a 100,000 baht (£2,032) cash prize.The couple began smooching at 0600 local time on Sunday, and were announced the winners just before dawn on Tuesday.Contestants had to be either married or a serious couple, with a marriage certificate or letter from both parents required as proof.They were allowed to eat, drink and use the lavatory, provided they did not break their embrace.No sitting or sleeping was permitted; one woman fainted just half an hour into the competition.“We want to show that love is meaningful and powerful,” said organiser Somporn Naksuetrong.“It’s not easy to stand there and kiss for that long. They really have to help each other and support each other.”The previous record for the longest continuous kiss of just over 32 hours was set in 2009 by a couple in Germany. 59 Views   no discussionscenter_img Tweet Share Sharelast_img read more