Inter midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan feels that a victory in the Supercoppa Italiana against AC Milan tomorrow would represent a significant achievement for the team.
Speaking to InterTV ahead of tomorrow’s match, via FCInterNews, the 33-year-old gave his thoughts on the importance of the match, and the need for the Nerazzurri to be at their best.
Inter won the Supercoppa last season, their first taste of the competition in over a decade, and it helped to make the campaign a memorable one for Simone Inzaghi and his players.
This time around, they come into the match as defending champions, whilst city rivals Milan will be hoping to dethrone them.
From Mkhitaryan’s perspective, getting his hands on the trophy would be an important step, whilst the former Roma, Arsenal, and Borussia Dortmund player is also hoping to give a gift to the fans with a win.
“We’re doing well, we’ll do everything we can to win,” he said.
“We know it won’t be easy, but it’s a one-off match and we’re ready for it.”
“We feel very comfortable here, the flight was long but there’s time to get ready for tomorrow.”
On the experience of preparing for a final, the Armenian said that “You have to prepare well, I’m not the only one to have played in matches like this, my teammates have as well.”
“Everyone prepares in a different way, I know I’ll be ready for tomorrow.”
Asked how important the Supercoppa would be for the fans, Mkhitaryan replied “A lot, not only for them but also for us, for the matches that we have to come.”
“We have a lot of desire to win, we have to be mentally though.”
“When you get onto the pitch everything becomes different,” he noted, “we have to prepare with clear heads so that we can be ready for success.”