Empoli today at San Siro against the Nerazzurri. Inzaghi: “We will give 120 percent” Qualification for the Champions League is not enough for Allegri, but Genoa wants to save itself
Goal counter-overtake, “cheering” then Verona. Inter are back on the pitch today in the advance against Empoli with the aim of regaining the top of the standings, waiting for Sunday’s match between Milan and the yellow and blue. But the Nerazzurri coach Simone Inzaghi looks above all to his men, rather than to his rivals. «My task and that of my staff is to affect what we have in hand, on our team, without seeing what others are doing. We have to do the race on ourselves and give 120% », Inzaghi said in view of the match against the Tuscans.
“In these last four matches the technical-tactical aspects will be a little less, I think the motivations will make the difference – he continued, interviewed by Inter Tv -. I am fortunate to have a team that has always found the motivations, we will have to pull out 120% in front of our audience against a quality team that plays football well ».
Inter will be a tricky match, said the Nerazzurri coach. «Empoli has already hit its target – Inzaghi’s words -. We will have to play a very careful game, because we are dealing with an organized team that will come here to play its game ».
There is no time for the coach to think about the Italian Cup final against Juventus next Wednesday, but in the meantime he will field the best formation available with Empoli: only Bastoni will be missing, still struggling with a muscle problem and who plans to return just with the bianconeri. Meanwhile, Juventus will be at Marassi tonight to face Genoa. Qualification for the Champions League is in his pocket, with three days to spare, so for Juve’s championship final, Allegri sets new stakes. “We are happy to have reached the minimum goal, which was to enter the top four, now we have to score as many points as possible – the coach’s request to his players – and already against Genoa it will be a difficult match: we play at their home and they still have the chance to save themselves ».
On a mental level, however, there is a big difference compared to previous matches: “We are free from the burden of reaching fourth place at all costs, for this reason I expect improvements from a technical point of view”, observes the Tuscan coach. And then “Juventus always plays to win, it’s not like us to go around making a bad impression – adds Allegri – so the best formation will go on the pitch”. –