In the very important success with Barcelona, the spirit and desire to suffer of last year have been revised and the defense is back in iron, a few days after the return of Big Rom
In the most difficult moment, against the most fearsome opponent, Inter are giving themselves the turning point evening. The victory of the team of Inzaghi against the Barcelona it is not only very important for the purposes of qualifying for the round of 16 Champions, but it is also the signal, strong and clear, that despite the too many defeats at the beginning of the year, Inter is there and is strong and now that he has found the certainties of last season he can look with confidence not only at the path in the Champions League, but to the whole season in general. The team has dusted off the spirit and the desire to suffer and help each other for 90 ‘, it has also shown with the facts that the dressing room is with Inzaghi and now that the technician in one fell swoop has chased away the crisis and the rumors of exemption, wait for the return to the field of the great coup of the summer, Romelu Lukaku.
The Belgian striker in all likelihood will not be ready for Sassuolo, but he could go on the bench in a week in the crucial return match with the Blaugrana at the Camp Nou. With Lautaro dry for too long for an attacker like him, excellent news for Inzaghi, who will find all the potential of his attack after the Nerazzurri defense returned to shine in the evening at San Siro as in last season, so in shape (Skriniar above all) to be able to cancel Lewandowski.
Speaking of defense, it also deserves a mention Onana, decisive with a great save on Dembelé and above all with the many high exits to give security to the defense and to the entire stadium. Inter have kept a clean sheet in two consecutive Champions League games for the first time since April 2010 and perhaps this figure will make us reflect Inzaghi on the alternation between the posts of the former Ajax with Handanovic.
“I carry on my work with my certainties” said the coach after the match, who made us forget Brozovic’s absence by fielding Calhanoglu low and was rewarded by the Turkish with an excellent performance (man of the match Uefa) and the decisive goal: “It is not an unexpected victory – said the coach, who in one evening swept away the rumors of dismissal – This is not my revenge. Victories like this are good, but now we have to get back to work for Saturday’s match because we have to recover in the championship. “
The next match will be on the field of Sassuolowhere many in the last few days speculated that Inzaghi could have lost his position as Inter coach, and instead it will be where the new / old Inter came from, very soon with a Lukaku in addition, he will restart to catch up in Serie A and try to qualify for the second round of the Champions League (with a victory at the Cam Nou it could already be mathematical next week, but even a draw would be gold).
Inter, Inzaghi: “This victory is a beginning, but not my revenge”