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Mkhitaryan: “We have to play a perfect game to win”

With the Nerazzurri’s clash against Czech outfits Viktoria Plzen underway, Inter attacking midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan previewed the highly anticipated fixture in the press.

Despite a slow start to the life under Inzaghi at the helm, the Armenian international has found his stride as he sealed the last-gasp winner against Fiorentina in a seven-goal thriller over the weekend.

With Inter only three points away from securing their spot into the Round of 16 of the Champions League, Inzaghi’s side is fully aware of the significance of the fixture within their home-stomping ground tomorrow evening.

As relayed by Italian news outlet Tuttomercatoweb, Mkhitaryan spoke about the Milanese club’s campaign thus far:

We want to go as far as possible, we’re still not the Inter we want to be, we can improve and we know that. We have to work harder, at all levels, there is great potential and we are not yet satisfied.

What we write on social media is not what we think. Before the match with Sassuolo we had won with Barcelona and even there I said it was starting a new page, we knew we could still improve game after game. 

With Sassuolo it was difficult and then with confidence we went to Camp Nou, everyone saw how much we wanted to win.

Tomorrow is a game where we have to show what we can do, it’s the most important game of the group. We have to play a perfect game to win and go to the playoffs.”

In addition, the former Roma player touched upon the Nerazzurri’s resilience displayed over the course of the weekend at the Artemio Franchi:

I’ve only been at Inter for four months, I don’t know how it was before but what I can say is that we talked to each other and understood that we have to play until the end, no matter what happens, in football you play 90 minutes plus extra time.

It also happened in Florence, after conceding a goal we didn’t give up, we put our heads down and kept playing, it was the game of life for us.

When Dzeko controlled the ball I sprinted, thinking that even if he had given it to Barella it would have come to me anyway. I was in the right place at the right time.”

Finally, the 33 year-old provided his perspective on the issues Inter must avoid tomorrow evening against Plzen in order to gain a positive outcome:

There are always risks, we must think about playing our game, there are no easy ones. Every match has its difficulties, tomorrow is the most important match of the round and we want to win and move on.”

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