Inter coach Simone Inzaghi is only focused on the next match against Atalanta on Saturday. ‘Playing every three days, it’s difficult to think long term’.
The Nerazzurri prepare for a big game against Atalanta in Serie A ahead of their second match in the Champions League against Shakhtar Donetsk.
Inter are still unbeaten in the League but Inzaghi stressed they will have their work cut out to continue their great form against Gian Piero Gasperini’s men.
“Hunger and determination to win every ball will make the difference,” Inzaghi said at a press conference. “Atalanta are an excellent team.
“They won’t give you anything. We must be good enough to do the same. On Tuesday, against Fiorentina, we gave a great reaction of a great team after going under and we won in a difficult stadium. Now, we will play another challenging match.”
The former Lazio coach stressed he’s not looking at the upcoming game against Roberto De Zerbi’s men in the Champions League and is only focused on the match against the Orobici on Saturday.
“I will calmly decide who will play, I will see in the last session how the conditions of the players are. With today’s football, playing every three days, it’s difficult to think long term.”
Inter have 11 different goalscorers so far this term and have bagged 18 goals in the first five League games.
“I try to involve everyone,” Inzaghi continued. “I’m lucky enough to have excellent players who are ready, both starting and entering off the bench.
“With five changes, everyone is needed, and everyone is giving excellent signals. We are trying to prepare many solutions, I was lucky enough to find an excellent team, who are trained well.
“I found great availability and we want to continue to grow.”
The Nerazzurri sit second in Serie A after five games, tied on points with local rivals Milan, two points behind Napoli at the top.