Inter wingback Matteo Darmian feels that he and his teammates are ready for the challenge of facing Bayern Munich in their Champions League group stage opener this evening.
Speaking to InterTV, the 32-year-old expressed the desire to make up for Saturday’s 3-2 derby loss to AC Milan by getting a result against the German champions, and also noted that playing at home at the San Siro is a positive factor for the Nerazzurri.
Inter will try to get their Champions League campaign off to the right start by getting three points against Bayern, and while they will be well aware that doing so won’t be easy, they’ve been working with the clear intent to get a result out of the match.
The Nerazzurri were unfortunate to draw what many have described as the “group of death” with Bayern and Barcelona, but all that they can do is work to find the right approach against the Bavarians, and Darmian believes that they have done so.
“We definitely want to redeem ourselves after the defeat in the derby,” he said, “today is a different competition but we want to start well. We’re facing a very strong team, but we’ve prepared well and we want to get off to a good start.”
On how to play against a team as strong as Bayern, the 32-year-old said “By working well as a team, we’ve prepared well and we want to get off to a good start.”
“We’re fortunate that we’re playing at home,” he added, “the fans are always with us, they’ve always shown that, and so we’ll try to give them a win tonight.”