Italian journalist Paolo Condo believes that the way Inter Milan played against Udinese means they must top their Champions League group.
Condo gave this view to Italian broadcaster Sky Sport Italia, via FCInterNews.
Inter’s win against Udinese on Saturday was more than just three points for the Nerazzurri.
The performance was as significant as the result in this instance.
Against the Friulani, the Nerazzurri really were not flattered by the emphatic 4-0 scoreline.
On the contrary, Inter were able to create a huge number of chances. They did so by dominating possession and looking ruthless and highly coordinated with how they used the ball.
But with all due respect to Udinese, Real Sociedad will be a much tougher test, at least on paper.
The Nerazzurri face La Real in their final Champions League group stage match of the season tomorrow.
With the two teams level on points, tomorrow’s match will essentially be a straight playoff for top of the group.
In the reverse fixture, there would be little denying that La Real had been the better side.
Inter snatched a draw through a late Lautaro Martinez equalizer. But that came after the Spanish team had overrun them for almost the full ninety minutes.
Condo: Inter That Beat Udinese Must Top Champions League Group
Inter go into tomorrow evening’s match with the wind very much in their sails.
The Nerazzurri have beaten Napoli 3-0 and Udinese 4-0 in their two most recent league matches.
Now it is up to the team to show that they can apply that form to a European context.
If the Nerazzurri can reproduce the quality of performance from Saturday evening, they could write a different script than their previous meeting with La Real and top their group.
Condo said of Saturday’s win that “It was a reassuring Inter performance in view of the huge tant match against Real Sociedad.”
“Now the Nerazzurri have to top their group.”
“Then they can be in the first pot for the draw, which would give them the prospect of going far in the knockouts.”
He gave the view that “The Inter that we saw [against Udinese] would be capable of doing so.”