Champions League, Inzaghi: “Inter 90 minutes from the dream”

The nerazzurri ready for the second leg of the semi-final against Milan

“We’re ninety minutes away from a dream we had with these guys, who I’m lucky enough to coach.” Thus the Inter coach, Simone Inzaghi, in the press conference on the eve of the Euroderby return leg of the Champions League semi-final against Milan. The Nerazzurri won 2-0 away in the first leg. “It’s a very important eve, but as a coach I experience them all in the same way. We know it’s one of the most important matches in Inter’s history. We have a well-deserved advantage, but we won’t just have to manage it: we’ll have to play as Inter, knowing that we have a strong team ahead of us. We know who we’re going to face but also that we’re in an excellent moment and that we’re ready for a match of this level -adds the coach from Piacenza-.We’ve already played against Benfica, even if it wasn’t “It was a derby but the advantage was identical. Sassuolo were also tricky and we were good at overcoming them and winning.”

“The team is mature, serious. We know we haven’t done anything yet. We don’t have to speculate or manage, we have to play a game of running and determination. The little arm mustn’t come, we’ve played in finals, we have European and world champions. I have important players who know the value of the game – concludes Inzaghi – We will have to play it as we have done in the last few derbies and in the last few months”.

“We have an advantage, but we know we can’t manage it. We have to act like Inter, trying to get out of the pitfalls in the best way,” he said. “On a tactical level, how do you approach the game? You can have something in mind, but you never know how the game will turn out. There will be times when you have to be more aggressive and others when less. We know we are facing a team that, regardless from Leao, he has quality players, he won the Scudetto and is in the semifinals of the Champions League,” adds Inzaghi.