Inter Milan coach Simone Inzaghi wants his players to be fully focused against Atalanta tomorrow while reserving special praise for Marcus Thuram.
The Nerazzurri tactician spoke to the club’s media team on the eve of the match.
Inter will take the trip to the nearby Bergamo to take on their Lombardian rivals. The match takes place at the Gewiss Stadium on Saturday at 18:00 CET.
Inzaghi heaped praise on the Orobici and their experienced manager Gian Piero Gasperini.
The 47-year-old believes his players must maintain a high level of concentration in order to come away with a positive result.
“It will be a demanding match. We know Atalanta. They did well for years,” said Inzaghi in his interview with Inter TV via FcInterNews.
“They have an excellent coach and an excellent squad, which is also achieving good results in this league. It will be a match where we will have to keep our concentration very high.”
“All aspects are very important. We will have to maintain the clarity we have had in the last few games in mind tomorrow in Bergamo too. We are facing a team that has both technical and physical qualities.”
The Inter manager urged his players to stick together in the “suffering” phase of tomorrow’s match.
“We will always have to be very concentrated. In the last few games, we have done well defensively.
“Tomorrow, the boys will be stressed and we will have to be good at suffering all together in some moments of the match because we know the opponent we’re facing.”
“The two teams have physicality and a variety of weapons. Tomorrow it will be an excellent match on a ground that is anything but simple.”
Inter Milan Coach Simone Inzaghi Calls For High Concentrations Vs Atalanta, Hails Marcus Thuram
Atalanta is the only club in Europe’s Top Five leagues that is yet to concede a goal at home. The Inter manager views it as an extra motive.
“The match in itself offers a lot of stimuli. We clearly know this fact. Atalanta have conceded very few goals and not even a single one at home.
“They are focusing on the defensive phase, but they have always been a team that doesn’t concede a lot. We will have to be good in this aspect”.
Finally, Inzaghi had some words of praise for Marcus Thuram. But he believes that the Frenchman still has major room for improvement.
“Since July 13th, all the boys have been working very well. There is always the “we” in front, not the “I”.
“They are all working very well together, as a group. Marcus has integrated perfectly thanks to everyone’s help.
“In my opinion, he still has room for improvement. He must continue to develop as he’s been doing every day since joining us.”