Inter head coach Simone Inzaghi admits that he had been hoping that the team could have a stronger start to the Serie A than the one that they have actually managed.
Speaking to Italian broadcaster SportMediaset, the coach reflected on the first month or so of the campaign for the Nerazzurri, whilst he also promised that goalkeeper Andre Onana would be given the chance to prove himself by being selected to start soon.
Inter have managed nine points out of fifteen from their first five matches in Serie A, hardly a bad return but at the same time not necessarily what they’ll have been expecting.
The Nerazzurri are four points behind high-flying Atalanta at the top of the table, and two points behind city rivals AC Milan as well as Roma and Napoli, level on points with Juventus.
“I hoped to have more points than this at this point in the league,” Inzaghi admitted, “looking at the table the teams are all pretty close together because everyone’s gotten a slow start.”
“Clearly I would have liked to have a few more points,” the coach noted, “in the two matches with Lazio and Milan we had to and could have done better.”
Of tomorrow’s match against Bayern Munich, Inzaghi said that “We know how difficult it will be, but it has to be an opportunity for us. We’ll have to show intensity determination, and aggression to keep it open until the end.”
Of possible changes to the starting eleven to face Bayern, the coach said that “Today I’ve tried to see which players have looked at their best. Tomorrow there’s another training session, I’ll evaluate the players. The only one absent is Lukaku, the others will all be there.”
And when asked whether Onana will be given a chance, Inzaghi replied “Absolutely yes, he’s a player who, like the others, is working well and is trying to give me a difficult decision to make every day.”