Simone Inzaghi says his Inter Milan team is going to Anfield to win.© AFP
Simone Inzaghi says his Inter Milan team are heading to Anfield with the aim of reaching the quarter-finals of the Champions League, despite the odds against red-hot Liverpool. Inter fell 2-0 to the Reds at the San Siro last month after playing three-quarters of the game against Jurgen Klopp, but failed to get past a superb goal line drafted by Virgil van Dijk. With the defeat, Inzaghi faces the unenviable task of becoming just the second team ever to undo a two-goal deficit in a knockout draw at home against a Liverpool team that has won the last 12 games and hasn’t lost at home in a year. †
“We were penalized too hard in the first game… now we have a game against one of the best teams in Europe, but we are going to go there in good spirits, motivated and with the aim of making a game out of it,” said Inzaghi. reporters.
“Finding a goal in the first half is really essential. It’s going to be a difficult game, but we’ve had three days to prepare and the guys are focused. We know what to expect, together with Bayern Munich and Manchester City is the best team in Europe in my opinion.”
Inter’s loss to Liverpool was their first knockout match in the competition in ten years and Inzaghi says the three-time European champions need to reinvent himself at the highest level of continental football.
They are engaged in a triple Serie A title race and will be boosted by both Salernitana’s 5-0 thump on Friday, which ended a run of four games without scoring, and the presence of a strong side that can only the suspended Nicolo missed. barella.
The inability of Serie A’s highest-scoring team to break through Liverpool’s defenses stood out as an example of the gap between Italy’s best and Europe’s elite.
“It’s been a long time since we were in the last 16. We were good in the group and we deserved to continue,” Inzaghi added.
“The draw did not go our way, but despite knowing in advance that we would be playing against a very good team. Growth is a gradual process, we played the first leg in the best possible way and we will do the same tomorrow.” †
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