Inter head coach Simone Inzaghi expects that the team will have to play a perfect match if they are to get anything out of facing a team as strong as Bayern Munich.
Speaking to InterTV ahead of tomorrow evening’s Champions League group stage opener, the coach acknowledged that facing the German champions would require the Nerazzurri to be at their absolute best, whilst he gave the view that playing at home could give them an advantage.
Inter will have no illusions going into tomorrow’s match, as they will be aware that Bayern are one of the strongest teams in all of Europe and close to unplayable when they are at their best.
However, the Nerazzurri have already proven themselves against top opposition throughout Inzaghi’s time in charge, including with their performances against both of last season’s Champions League finalists Real Madrid and Liverpool.
“We must take it as a great opportunity,” Inzaghi said of tomorrow’s match, “we know the quality of out opponent tomorrow and we’ve prepared for it in the best way possible.”
“We’re playing at home,” the coach noted, “it will be difficult but it’s also going to be a great match to play. We need to play the perfect match, a team like Bayern will punish you for the slightest mistake.”
“It will be an open game,” he predicted. “There will be moments in which we’ll have to know how to suffer, because they have so many qualities that can make life difficult for us.”
And asked whether he thinks that the San Siro can make a difference, Inzaghi predicted “Absolutely, yes, it will be a great setting for it as it’s always been in our home in the league and the Champions League. The help we get from our fans at the San Siro will give us something extra.”