Inzaghi: “Great Opportunity Tomorrow, We Face One of the Best in Europe”

With arguably the Nerazzurri’s biggest test approaching very imminently as Inter prepare to face-off against European giants Barcelona at the San Siro in match-day three of the Champions League, Inzaghi previewed the highly anticipated fixture in a press conference this afternoon.

As it stands, Inter have had quite a dreadful start to the domestic campaign as they currently sit in ninth place with a total of 12 points as they only have managed to win four of their first eight games within the Serie A.

In addition, Inter find themselves in third place of Group C within the Champions League behind the likes of Bayern Munich and Barcelona. As a result, it is vital that La Beneamata seal at least a point Tuesday evening in order to maintain their hopes of qualifying for the Round of 16.

At the beginning of the presser, the gaffer discussed Inter’s underwhelming start to the season and what alterations can be made in order to improve their inconsistent displays:

“We’ll analyse the game with Roma and then focus on Barcelona. It’s a tough moment because of the results. I think we played a good game, we would have deserved a different result but we are aware that we must do more.

“With wins and results. We have a great opportunity tomorrow, we face a strong team, one of the best in Europe who undeservedly lost against Bayern Munich.

“They have high quality in every department, we should be very determined. The only way to end this moment is through victories, we could have started on Saturday, but the result was not on our side.”

In addition, the gaffer provided an update on his squad following several injuries that have occurred throughout the international break:

“We’ll evaluate Lautaro, Correa is fine. We’ll have eleven games, one every three days. I hope to have the full squad available.

“We’ve had a few little problems, Brozovic and Lukaku won’t be there for some time but we have other players to rely on.”

Furthermore, Inzaghi touched on whether or not  the poor start in the league serves as a motivational factor within the Champions League:

“Barcelona are very strong, they’re one of the teams that play the best football in Europe. We know what importance the match has, the group is open. The round is prohibitive, but we are Inter and we will try to play with all our strengths.

“They’re a complete team, strong, they can do everything. They are organised, they have the best ball recovery in Europe. They know how to be in possession and non-possession, they even put Lewandowski in.”