Inter must try to put in as strong a performance as they can against Liverpool in the Champions League in order to grow their confidence, even if progression to the quarter-finals is unlikely.
This according to today’s print edition of Milan-based newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport, who suggest that the Nerazzurri can build their self-belief if they can go toe-to-toe with the Reds again.
Inter gave a highly encouraging performance in the first leg against Liverpool three weeks ago, but the Reds’ two second-half goals have meant that getting to the next round will be an extremely difficult undertaking.
Nevertheless, even if the Nerazzurri are unable to overturn the 2-0 deficit from the first leg, if they head into the match believing that they can do it and match up to Liverpool for a second time, it will send an important message.
Inter are already further along in Europe’s top competition than they have managed to be in a decade, and regardless of the outcome of the tie after tomorrow, a positive performance would be a clear sign of growth.