As Inter prepare to welcome Empoli to the Giuseppe Meazza, Simone Inzaghi expects no less than “120%” from his men with just two games left in the following season Gli Azzurri’s visit.
That Nerazzurri sealed their fate with a 2-1 defeat by Bologna, but a 2-1 win over Udinese last week will surely boost their morale to claim second straight place scudetti.
Coach Inzaghi spoke to Inter TV (via FCinterNews) and supported his team to defeat the “organized” Empoli, who he believes is a team full of quality.
“It’s going to be one of those very treacherous games because Empoli are a high-quality side that have already achieved their goal. We have to play a very careful game because we’re dealing with an organized team that comes here to play their game,” said Inzaghi.
Between Inter’s clash with Empoli and subsequent league games against Cagliari and Sampdoria comes a Derby d’Italia final against Juventus in the Coppa Italia.
Speaking of which, Inzaghi said: “In these last four games the technical-tactical aspects will be a little less, I think the motivation will make the difference. I’m lucky to have a team that has always found the motivation, tomorrow we have to pull 120% off in front of our fans.”
Inter start this week before Milan meet Hellas Verona on Sunday night. And the former Lazio tactician doesn’t think it will affect his team’s performance.
He said: “No, my job and that of my staff is to influence what’s in our hands, on my team, without looking at what the others are doing or if they’re going to play sooner or later. We have to take on the race and give 120%.”
Inter sits two behind with 75 points Rossoneriand five before Napoli.
That Nerazzurri must mobilize all forces to keep up the pressure on Milan to deliver all nine points from the next three games to clinch victory scudetto Title.