Should Inter manager Luciano Spalletti focus more on the upcoming Milan derby or following match in the Champions League with Spanish giants Barcelona? In the eyes of Rome based newspaper Corriere dello Sport he should not give priority to either match.
“It is impossible to make certain choices. No coach could afford to give priority to either of the matchs. Losing the derby would cause more immediate imbalances, if only because Inter would again fall into the anxiety of having to make up ground, as has already happened this term. After having collected only 4 points in the first 4 days, the delay has been reduced thanks to 6 consecutive victories, but after that uncertain start any new stumble would risk causing discomfort. A year ago, Inter won the first leg but then the Diavolo eliminated them in the Italian Cup quarter, sharpening a crisis that had already begun. In the return match, Icardi and co. drew.”