Udinese and former Nerazzurri goalkeeper Daniele Padelli feels that Inter will certainly be a tough opponent for the Friulians, although Udinese are also heading into the match in exceptional form.
Speaking to Mestre-based newspaper Gazzettino in an interview published in today’s print edition, Padelli gave the view that regardless of their form the Nerazzurri will be a strong opponent, although the Bianconeri have won their last four matches and are in a very confident mood heading into Sunday.
Inter will be wanting to pick up three points from their trip to the Stadio Friuli over the weekend, to ensure that they head into the international break with a positive sense of things after having started to bounce back with wins over Torino and Viktoria Plzen.
However, in the Bianconeri’s case, four consecutive wins has them flying high, and they could really be the form team if they make it five before the break, or at least get a result.
“They beat Viktoria Plzen fully deservedly,” Padelli said of the Nerazzurri, “did what they had to do and put in a great performance, and it wasn’t an easy match, anything can happen in the Champions League.”
He continued that “One thing is certain: the Nerazzurri squad is solid, so much so that the coach can virtually put out two great teams.”
“I definitely don’t think the players who played in the Champions League will be tired,” the goalkeeper added, “Inter have always been used to playing matches every three days, so I expect a strong opponent, determined to give us battle.”
“The danger for us will come from all sides, from the defense, to the midfield, to the attack,” he predicted, “perhaps they’re not still at top form, they haven’t always been brilliant, but Inter are still Inter.”
“However, facing them will be an in-form Udinese, with the right spirit and determination, we’re a strong group, everyone helps everyone else,” he stressed.
“When one of us scores, he’s immediately embraced by the bench, and this gives you an idea of what the locker room is like,” he explained.