Inter Milan Wingback Matteo Darmian: “Want To Get Back On Track After Empoli Defeat”
Inter wingback Matteo Darmian has urged the team to get their Serie A campaign back on track with a win over Cremonese this evening.
The Nerazzurri lost to Empoli last time out but have the chance to pick up three points when they face the league’s bottom club at the Stadio Giovanni Zini, with Darmian selected to play in a three-man defence following Milan Skriniar’s suspension.
In an interview with the club’s inhouse television channel, Inter TV, before kick-off, and as reported by FCInterNews.it, Darmian insisted that the match was an opportunity to make amends for the loss against Empoli, but warned that new coach Davide Ballardini would make Cremonese dangerous.
“We have this opportunity to get back up, it’s an important match and we want to make up for the mistakes against Empoli,” the former Manchester United and Torino defender claimed.
“We take to the pitch looking for the three points. It’s a difficult game and we know it, they’re a difficult team to face and the change of coach has given them something extra, but if we go out with determination we’ll play our game.”
Darmian usually operates as a right-sided wingback, but will drop deeper and into a central role alongisde Francesco Acerbi and Alessandro Bastoni to cover for Skriniar, who was sent off against Empoli.
“Do I play in the back three today? I work to be ready and to make myself available, when the coach calls on me I try to give my contribution and help my teammates.”
Darmian joined Inter from Parma in 2020 on an initial loan, and has scored seven goals in 89 appearances for the Nerazzurri in all competitions.