As the Nerazzurri prepare for an occasion that will be watched all over, Inzaghi responds to being favorites in a game like this. After escaping the group of death and beating the likes of Porto and Benfica, Inter are coming into the final four with confidence. The Nerazzurri have found their free-flowing offensive style in recent games. They have a 6-0 thrashing to Verona along with wins over Roma, Lazio, and Juventus to show for it.
The Italian manager answered some crucial questions in the pre-match press conference. He stated what this derby means to the team. ‘It’s not a derby, it’s the derby’, and said that the team will play with both head and heart. The Nerazzurri manager also commented on the previous encounters and feels Inter will be more comfortable if they play calmly and stay concentrated. He also stated it does not matter if a team is a favorite. All matches in the past have gone differently and have a different story.
Inzaghi responds to being favorites, and comments on selection issues
The Nerazzurri have an almost full squad for this game, however, Skriniar and Gosens will be a miss. Also, D’Ambrosio has not fully recovered, so this will limit Inzaghi’s options from the bench. After being asked about how differently will he prepare the game if Leao does not start, Inzaghi said his game plan will not differ. However, the Nerazzurri manager will take precautions. Also, the team will be more relieved as Leao is a serious threat from the counter.
Inzaghi had to face criticism in the past few months. The Italian manager responded that the team had to plug the ears and pedal. Inter found their way to the Coppa Italia finals, are back in the top four. Now they have a chance to enter the finals of the Champions League. However, they have to stay together in this crucial phase to get the best possible results and end on a high note.