Inter will not make any compromises in this evening’s Champions League round of sixteen second leg against Liverpool, and coach Simone Inzaghi is fully aiming for the comeback.
This according to today’s print edition of Rome-based newspaper Corriere dello Sport, who report that the coach will do everything he can to put out his strongest team for the occasion even if it looks like “mission impossible.”
Inter take a 2-0 deficit from the first leg at the San Siro to Anfield, and the precedent for trying to overturn this kind of result away from home is ominous.
Even before accounting for the fact that this Liverpool side is a particularly formidable one, the Reds’ history in cup competitions after winning the first leg away is flawless, progressing 34 times from 34 attempts.
The only team to have made up the kind of deficit that the Nerazzurri are facing away from home during the Champions League era are Manchester United, who beat Paris Saint-Germain 3-1 at the Parc des Princes to come back from a 2-0 home defeat.
These kinds of statistics do not bode well for the Nerazzurri, nor does the imperious form that their opposition are in, but Inzaghi has faith in his team, especially considering their display in the first leg despite the result.
The coach is not thinking about managing an expected defeat and resting key players in view of the team’s Serie A campaign, but rather he intends to go all out.