Inter Milan are heading into the Champions League this season with a clear slogan in their minds – “We go again.”
This according to today’s print edition of Rome-based newspaper Corriere dello Sport, via FCInterNews.
Inter are now just a few hours away from beginning their Champions League group stage campaign.
The Nerazzurri face Real Sociedad away for their first match of the season in Europe’s top club competition.
Last season Inter reached the Champions League final. So the expectations could hardly be higher.
Last time around, the Nerazzurri dispatched Barcelona and Viktoria Plzen in the group stage.
Then, in the knockouts, Inter eliminated Porto, Benfica, and AC Milan.
The Nerazzurri fell to Premier League giants Manchester City in the final. But it was a narrow 0-1 defeat, and Inter’s performance suggested that there was not as much of a gap between the two teams as many expected their would be.
Inter Milan’s Slogan For The Champions League – “We Go Again”
Naturally, Inter will be hoping to repeat last season’s exploits – or maybe even do one better.
But the challenge in front of the Nerazzurri is clear.
Even if the Nerazzurri proved that they can go toe-to-toe with anyone on the continent last season, there’s still more that they need if they’re to have a similar campaign to last time around.
There’s always a measure of luck in progressing through the Champions League. Particularly through the knockout competitions.
On paper, Inter have gotten a more straightforward group than last season’s “group of death.”
But there is of course no grounds to take anything for granted. One way or another, it will be a tough challenge for the Nerazzurri.
But Inter have more belief than ever.
The whole squad are looking at this as a path that they have already tread. They will not show any signs of intimidation or lack of belief.
Inter are going again.