‘Like a closing’: Conte’s Inter backs to the wall against Real Madrid | Football News
MILAN: Antonio Conte‘s Inter Milan tackle Real Madrid in Wednesday’s Champions League conflict in a sport the coach describes as “like a final” with either side needing a win.
“For us, it represents a final, after the defeat in Madrid and the two previous draws there are not many solutions,” Conte informed a pre-match press convention on the San Siro.
“We have no escape, we have to win. And we know, after the first leg, that if we want we can win.”
The Italians are backside of Group B after dropping 3-2 in Spain, regardless of coming from two objectives down to equalise earlier than Real snatched victory.
Real Madrid, the document 13-time European champions, are third with 4 factors after three video games.
“It will be a very difficult match, we know what Real Madrid are, their history, even recent in this competition,” continued Conte.
Real have gained 4 of the previous seven Champions League titles, whereas Inter are three-time winners, most not too long ago in 2010.
The conflict between Conte and his former Juventus teammate Zinedine Zidane‘s Real Madrid is not going to be decisive.
But after drawing against Borussia Moenchengladbach and Shakhtar Donetsk, one other defeat would push Inter in the direction of a third consecutive elimination on the group stage.
“This is the most difficult group of the whole Champions League, we would have deserved a better ranking at this point,” mentioned Conte who took over in 2019.
“To qualify we need seven points, maybe nine.
“Talk means nothing, now we have to face details, everybody has to take accountability, me the gamers and the membership.
“If it hasn’t happened yet, it doesn’t mean it won’t happen.”
Real misplaced at residence to Shakhtar, and drew against Moenchengladbach.
The Spanish giants have by no means failed to advance previous the group part in 24 consecutive editions since 1997.
Zidane will probably be with out two of the three scorers from the house leg, Sergio Ramos and Karim Benzema, each injured, with Luka Jovic and Eder Militao out with Covid-19.
“I don’t think Real need to cry, they a complete, big squad, they have many good players,” mentioned Conte.
“The fact that there is talk of absences makes me smile a little.”
Inter captain Samir Handanovic warned all remains to be to be performed for.
“Let’s wait for the next three Champions League matches before making judgements,” mentioned the Slovenian goalkeeper.
“However, it’s worrying, we concede too many goals and if we want to improve, that is the first thing to adjust.”