Inter wingback Denzel Dumfries is determined to reach the Coppa Italia final with his teammates in this evening’s semi-final second leg against AC Milan.
Speaking to Italian broadcaster SportMediaset ahead of the match, the 26-year-old explained how derby clashes with the Rossoneri are unlike any other match, and spoke about the significance of moving on to the final
Dumfries arrived at Inter last summer, but he has already experienced three Milan derby and will now go into the fourth and perhaps most decisive of the season with the team.
The semi-final tie is finely balanced, with the first leg last month having finished in a goalless draw, and so the importance of the match is even more elevated from what is already one of Italian football’s showpiece occasions.
This knockout clash will be on a knife edge played in front of an atmospheric sold-out San Siro, and Dumfries is looking forward to fighting to reach the final.
“The derby is a special match, it’s always different any other,” he said. “We’ve put all of our focus on winning this match and reaching the final.”
“We’re confident,” he went on, “we know it will be important for the league too and we want to win this match.”