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Inzaghi: “We know that this match will bring us pitfalls, but we want to play it in the best possible way”


With the Champions League set to resume tomorrow as Inter prepare to face Slovakian outfits Viktoria Plzen, Inzaghi previews the significant fixture earlier this afternoon in a press conference.

Following the Nerazzurri’s 2-0 defeat to Bayern Munich, Inzaghi’s side find themselves in third, trailing behind European giants Barcelona and Bayern who are joint first within group C. With Barcelona set to travel to the Allianz Arena, La Beneamata must seal three points on the road in order to keep their round of 16 aspirations alive.

Inzaghi began the highly anticipated presser by discussing the current goalkeeper situation:

“As far as the goalkeeper is concerned I’ve decided but I don’t feel like saying it right now, the players don’t know yet because we’ve only had one training session.

“This morning we were able to work on the video, little on the pitch. Tomorrow morning we will have the technical meeting and it’s only right that they know first.”

Shortly after, the Italian tactician provided his personal analysis on Inter’s opponents tomorrow evening:

“They’re a physically strong team, which we saw and studied in the two matches with Qarabag and Barcelona. They’ve built this entry into the Champions group stage in their stadium.

“They have important players up front, Chory, Mosquera, Sykora, they are important players, and then they have physicality and very fast counter attacks, they proved it even in a difficult game like Barcelona.”

Finally, the Inter boss touched on the importance of the fixture in terms of the morale within the dressing room and surrounding the club following their worrisome form since the start of this year’s campaign:

“Undoubtedly, it’s an important game, we know we’re in the most difficult group of the whole Champions League but we want to play.

“The opener wasn’t best, we tried but Bayern were better than us. Now we know that this match will bring us pitfalls, but we want to play it in the best possible way.

“With four more games to go, probably not, but we know how important it is and we know that you need ten points to pass a group nine times out of 10.

“Last year we were good at getting them, this year we know that the group is more competitive, but tomorrow we want to get our first points because we want to move up the table.”

Julian Faustini

21 years old, football writer for Footitalia. Calcio is my life and passion.