Legendary former Inter defender Beppe Bergomi feels that his old team have around a 15% chance of going through to the quarter-finals of the Champions League against Liverpool.
Speaking to Italian newspaper Leggo in an interview published in today’s print edition, Bergomi gave his thoughts on the formidable task ahead of the Nerazzurri as they prepare to face Liverpool.
Inter have a mountain to climb with a two-goal deficit to make up from the first leg against one of Europe’s most formidable side.
The Nerazzurri will know that they are big underdogs heading into this evening’s round of sixteen second leg, although they will hope that this does not mean that qualification is completely beyond them
Bergomi believes that Inter have a tangible chance of completing the comeback, even though it is far more likely that they won’t manage to do it.
“Not more than 15%,” he said of the Nerazzurri’s chances. “Qualifying away to one of the strongest teams in Europe after a 0-2 loss in the first leg would be a great sporting feat.”
“I would be really happy,” he continued, “but it will be very difficult. Inter will have to think above all about putting in a good performance, which will give them even more self-belief for the end of the season.”
He went on that “Inter played well for seventy minutes, facing Liverpool head on and suffering only from two set pieces.”
“That match was also a psychological blow,” he added, “which the Nerazzurri then suffered from against Sassuolo and Genoa. Now, from winning 5-0 against Salernitana, we hope they can go again.”
And of the Scudetto race, the former defender suggested that “It will be a four-way race, because in addition to Milan, Inter and Napoli, I also include Juventus who, looking at their schedule, could win them all.”
“The decisive point will be on April 3, when Juve and Inter face each other,” he predicted. “If they take away points from each other, AC Milan could take advantage of it, playing at home to Bologna.”