Coppa Italia final, Inzaghi: "We won't think of Istanbul. I'm staying at Inter 100%"

Coppa Italia final, Inzaghi: "We won't think of Istanbul. I'm staying at Inter 100%"

ROME - The colleague and opponent Vincenzo Italian called him a "Finals specialist". Simone Inzaghi he thanked, took the compliment, and added, "Let's hope it continues." Tomorrow night at the Olimpico, against the Florentinewill have the chance to win his third Italian Cup, after those won at Lazio in 2019 and at Inter last year. "The boys are concentrated, they know how much this trophy matters," he assured in the press conference on the eve, answering those who asked him if there's a risk that his players' minds are already in Istanbul, where the Nerazzurri will play on 10 June there Champions League with Pep Guardiola's Manchester City.

Coppa Italia, Fiorentina and Inter from Mattarella: "No simulations, they're like Covid"

by Franco Vanni

Inzaghi: "Future at Inter one hundred per cent. Never felt precarious"

Together with the whole team, President Zhang, the directors and staff of Fiorentina, Inzaghi met President Mattarella at the Quirinale in the afternoon. "He was emotional, he reminded us that we men of sport must be an example for the children," said the Inter coach. Then his mind returned to the toughest moments of the season, especially in the league. After having received the full trust of Marotta and Zhang, he now recalls: "I feel like saying that next year I'll be at Inter one hundred per cent. I have a contract, I've never felt precarious, even if we coaches we know we are judged by results."

Mattarella with Handanovic and Biraghi

Mattarella with Handanovic and Biraghi (agf)

Nineteen matches in 63 days

As for the state of health of the group, Inzaghi confirmed what was known: Mkhitaryan and Skriniar they risk not being able to make their contribution in this season finale. A final that comes at the end of a grueling period, in which Inter played 19 games in 63 days in all competitions, "basically, an entire group in two months", as the coach pointed out. The captain showed up at his side at the press conference Samir Handanovich, astonished by Mattarella's football expertise, "who not only knew who I was, but also knew past Inter and Fiorentina players", uncertain about his own future, "whom I know nothing about", and mature in his role as captain on the bench, "because for a player there are different roles and different moments". Opposite him should play Darmian, Skriniar and Bastoni. In midfield, Barella, Brozovic and Calhanoglu. On the wings, Dumfries and Dimarco. In attack, Dzeko and Lautaro.

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