Simone Inzaghi did not want Real Sociedad to be their opponent in the Champions League. The Italian manager knows that the Spanish side are well organized and can open up Inter with their technical forward line. Also, Inzaghi did not want to face Newcastle, as the Magpies are resilient with their press and aggressive runs forward. Inzaghi has a lot of respect for the La Real, as they had a brilliant season last year. Real Sociedad are returning to the Champions League after more than a decade. So the runners-up would like to give them a proper welcome in their first game.
The UCL runners-up are one of the favorites for this competition, something that will take time to get used to. The defending champions, Man City manager, Pep Guardiola said that Inter could reach the finals again. The Spanish manager said that his side got a hard-fought win against the Nerazzurri. He admitted that the result could have turned either way, as Inter had their chances but could not convert them. Inter would hope for a similar run in Europe.
Inzaghi did not want to face Real Sociedad in the Champions League
The Nerazzurri have difficulties against well-organized teams that defend as a group. Inter find it difficult to unlock their defense. However, Inzaghi has started this season well and showcased an improved side in the first four games in Serie A. But Real Sociedad will pose a different threat as they have several technical players who can maneuver through tight space. Also, Imanol Alguacil has the experience to tackle these big games.
Inzaghi is looking forward to the encounter, but he is will have to make some changes. Inter are coming off a big win against their neighbors. But the Italian manager knows that there will be some tired legs in his squad.