A performance made up of “race, aggression and determination”, because that of Udine for Inter will be a demanding away match. This is the message that the Nerazzurri coach Simone Inzaghi wanted to send to his players, on the eve of the match against Udinese, which closes the first phase of the season as the break for the national teams will follow. Pause that Inzaghi wants to get to the best, putting the problems of the last few weeks behind him: for this, however, it will be necessary to return from Friuli with the three points in his pocket, even if it will be anything but a pleasure trip considering that the men di Sottil are among the best in the league. “We come from two consecutive victories but we know that playing every three days is not easy. Now we are going to Udine for a very demanding match against a team that is very well”, commented Inzaghi, interviewed by Inter Tv. “We will have to do a lot. attention, it is a healthy team, well trained, with quality and quantity players. We will have to play a game of racing, aggression and determination because we know that we will find a tough team, with the best streak in the league and we will have to face it as Inter “, he added the technician. In particular, according to Inzaghi, the way in which the Nerazzurri take the field will be decisive. “The approach will be decisive because Udinese is a team that scores in the first minutes of the matches, so we will have to approach the match in the best possible way”, the words of the Inter coach. “Turnover? Playing so much I need everyone and for us coaches it is a great sign when by changing players you can keep a team compact and determined”.
SOTTIL: ‘INTER? WE ARE NOT WATCHING ‘
It is the revelation team of the championship and, without that poker remedied at the San Siro debut, with the Italian champions Milan, at the beginning of August, it would even be first in the standings and with a bunker defense. It is Andrea Sottil’s Udinese, fresh from four consecutive victories in which it imposed itself on Fiorentina and Roma, among others, trimming Josè Mourinho one of the worst defeats of his career. He awaits the visit of Inter, devoid of Lukaku and Calhanoglu, but with a great desire to continue to amaze, and the Dacia Arena will be sold out with the probable record of receipts for the Friulian company. The dream of the Juventus people is to settle, at least for a few hours, alone on the top of Serie A, perhaps taking advantage of the other big matches of the day, between Milan and Naples and between Rome and Atalanta. After all, the coach’s dogma is only one: he goes on the pitch exclusively to win. Even with Simone Inzaghi’s team: “We are prepared, aware that a strong team will arrive and play to win. Having said that, it is another reason to be hungry for victory – says Sottil -. We have great respect for them, but we have the weapons to play our game and not to watch them play “. A philosophy immediately embraced by the players: the team is very organized, with a chameleonic defensive phase, a muscular but also technical midfield, the attack that rests on the well-matched couple between the bomber Beto and the elf Deulofeu, still dry of nets but assist dispenser. The real secret, however, is on the wings: on the one hand Udogie – whom Sottil was surprised not to see in Mancini’s squad list – on the other a regenerated Pereyra. The Tucu is finding a new youth in the role that the Venaria Reale coach has designed for him: “With that crystalline class and an indefatigable physique he can play anywhere – assures Sottil -. He is our captain and has shown his greatness by humbly placing himself at disposition of the team when we were looking for the best solution after the farewells of Molina and Soppy. If he continues like this, I would not be surprised to see him on Scaloni’s list for the World Cup. “
Udinese (3-5-2): 1 Silvestri; 50 Becao, 29 Bijol, 18 Perez; 37 Pereyra, 4 Lovric, 11 Walace, 6 Makengo, 13 Udogie; 9 Beto, 10 Deulofeu. (20 Padelli, 99 Piana, 2 Ebosele, 5 Arslan, 7 Success, 8 Jajalo, 14 Abankwah, 17 Nuytinck, 19 Ehizibue, 23 Ebosse, 24 Samardzic, 30 Nestorovski, 39 Semedo, 67 Guessand, 80 Pafundi). All .: Sottil. Disqualified: none. Be wary: none. Unavailable: Buta, Masina.
Inter (3-5-2): 1 Handanovic; 37 Skriniar, 6 De Vrij, 95 Sticks; 36 Darmian, 23 Barella, 77 Brozovic, 22 Mkhitaryan, 32 Dimarco; 9 Dzeko, 10 Lautaro Martinez. (21 Cordaz, 24 Onana, 2 Dumfries, 5 Gagliardini, 8 Gosens, 11 Correa, 12 Bellanova, 14 Asllani, 15 Acerbi, 33 D’Ambrosio). Herdsman: S.Inzaghi. Disqualified: none. Beware: Brozovic. Unavailable: Calhanoglu, R.Lukaku. Referee: Valeri di Roma 1. Quite Snai: 3.85; 3.80; 1.90.