Inter welcome Napoli at the Meazza in what is touted to be a tightly-fought contest between the north and south rivals. The Nerazzurri are seeking to close the 11 point gap between them and the Partenopei, and Simone Inzaghi believes it will be no easy feat to overcome the best team in Europe.
Speaking exclusively in his pre-match press conference, (via TuttoNapoli), Inzaghi shed light on the mouthwatering top-of-the-table encounter against Napoli.
“Tomorrow is very important and we know that Napoli has great individualities, so we will have to be good, but there will be times to be aggressive and others less. It will be a good game, with two teams playing excellent football and are now spaced in the standings because Napoli has done something to which great merit must be given.”
When asked if he still believes in a potential comeback by the end of the season, Inzaghi didn’t hesitate before answering.
“Yes, there are 23 games left at the end and there are many points at stake. Inter, like all those who chase, want to shorten the ground against an opponent who is the best team in Europe right now. We must congratulate Napoli and his technician, but those behind it have the hope of shortening. This, however, passes from the field: we are a united group, with extraordinary fans, who want to win all the games, without thinking about absences, injuries and disqualifications”.
Inzaghi then talked exclusively about how well the Partenopei are doing, as they seek a first Scudetto in over 30 years.
“It is a team that is currently having an extraordinary level. They are very strong, and have changed a lot by putting new and functional players inside. Great merit for them and their coach. But we are Inter, we will face Napoli with great desire like last year, they were strong already last year and we did well.”
Inter have won the most home matches against Napoli in Serie A (W50, D17, L9), with 143 goals scored in the process – the highest against any team in the top-flight.
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