Inter Milan wingback Robin Gosens feels that today’s Serie A clash with Torino was ideal preparation to face Man City.
Speaking to InterTV following the Nerazzurri’s Serie A win away in Turin, via FCInterNews, the German stressed the importance of this match as a way to get into the best possible condition for the Champions League final next weekend.
Inter’s league campaign is now all over.
The Nerazzurri signed off with a win, taking three points away to Torino. This guarantees that Inter will at least finish third in the table.
However, in truth, this evening’s match never exactly seemed like the priority.
Rather, Inter will have their date with destiny in Istanbul next Saturday.
The Nerazzurri are one week away from facing Manchester City for the chance to win European club football’s biggest prize.
Playing against this City side is a massive challenge. Pep Guardiola’s men underlined this by beating city rivals Man United to win the FA Cup earlier today.
However, Inter will also head into the final next weekend with momentum.
A composed win over a difficult Torino side who can cause anyone in Serie A problems shows that the Nerazzurri are themselves going into the final in some of their best form.
Obviously, City are an entirely different challenge compared to the Granata.
However, Inter will know that they too will give the Cityzens a very tough match next Saturday.
Inter Wingback Robin Gosens: Torino Win Ideal Way To Prepare For Man City
Gosens noted that “We have a lot of desire, and this was the best possible practice ahead of Istanbul.”
He went on that “We suffered. We’ll have to suffer in Istanbul too, but that’s the only way we can win.”
Of what playing in the Champions League final represents to him, Gosens said that “Considering my career, it’s a dream.”
“I never thought I’d ever play in a Champions League final,” the 28-year-old continued.
“I can still remember where I was playing ten years ago well,” Gosens noted. “Watching the Champions League final with my friends.”
“And now I’ve invited them all to see the same match, but with me on the pitch!”
Gosens reflected that “It’s a football match, and in football anything is possible.”
“We deserve to be in this final, and we believe that we can lift the trophy.”