Antonio Conte knowing that the game against Barcelona is crucial, warns his team to take all chances to win. Conte says there will be no second chance for Inter against Barca in the Champions League clash on Tuesday.
The Nerazzurri welcomes Barca to San Siro sitting second in Group F. And level with Borussia Dortmund, who face Slavia Prague on seven points.
Though, Inter is two points lead over Juventus at the top of Serie A table. Still, needs to at least equal Dortmund’s result to ensure elevation to the knockouts.
And Conte is not worrying much about his team’s span in the tournament. But emphasizing that Inter must grip their final opportunity to progress.
Well, the struggle in Group F has been seen after the draw where some great teams exist. It immediately got labeled as the ”group of death”.
Inter’s manager, Conte is proud of his squad for their amazing work so far. Also, he clarifies that the club is at a big moment of the season. Where they have to struggle for the league title and Champions League.
The Italian added that “There will be no second chances, so we must do our job and get the result. In the tough times we need to give our all.
“There will be pressure on us, but this team is growing and needs this experience. We cannot look too far ahead.” he ended.
Meanwhile, the Catalans have already secured first place in the group with Inter and Dortmund having seven points respectively. So, Ernesto Valverde excludes both Lionel Messi and Gerard Pigue from his trip to Milan.
This is due to their upcoming Clasico against Real Madrid and two other league games before the mid-season break. Despite this, Conte does not feel it will make the Nerazzurri’s task easier.
Luis Suarez has both goals for Barca in the early match in October ending 2-1 in Camp Nou. With Lautaro Martinez having put Inter ahead early on before Saurez brace.
Martinez has been in a great form this season, having 13 goals in all competitions. And according to reports, Barca aims at replacing Suarez with him when he leaves the Catalans.
Well, Martinez is a skillful player with a key role in Inter and has a bright future with the club. We await what the outcome of their Champions League match with Barcelona, wish both teams good luck.