Inter Milan manager Luciano Spalletti has admitted that the players are disappointed after the Europa League exit but they must regroup and concentrate on the top four race in the Serie A. The Nerazzurri suffered a surprise 1-0 aggregate defeat to Eintracht Frankfurt during the round of 16 stage of the Europa League and this ended the club’s prospects of qualifying for the Champions League by winning the competition.
Speaking to reporters, Spalletti acknowledged that there was plenty of sorrow following the unexpected defeat to Frankfurt, where Luka Jovic’s sole goal at the San Siro made the difference. He added that the team must dust off the disappointment and concentrate on the finishing as high as possible in the Serie A.
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Inter Milan manager Luciano Spalletti hassaid that the upcoming Champions League game against PSV Eindhoven remains the most important once since he took over the reins at the Nerazzurri. The Italian tactician guided the club to the Champions League after six years during his debut campaign last term and he is now looking to helping them progress to the round of 16.
Speaking to reporters, he said:“This match is the most important one since I’ve been here and it represents the next step that follows on from Lazio vs. Inter on 20 May. Since I’ve been here, we’ve got the points and put in the performances that we needed. We’re all aware of the importance of this game, the players are working really well. We know that qualification won’t just depend on our result but I’d imagine that those at Barcelona would be offended if we continue to doubt their professionalism.They’re a serious club with real professionals, we can’t look at their game.”
Inter face a must-win match against PSV Eindhoven at the San Siro on Tuesday but that does not completely guarantee them progress to the knockouts. Tottenham Hotspur are currently ahead of the Nerazzurri in the second spot with the better head-to-head record and Spalletti’s side require a favour from Barcelona if they are to have any chance of qualifying beyond the group stage.
Nonetheless, they should first look to secure the three points against PSV and that won’t be easy, given they have recently gone through a rough phase with three winless matches across all competitions. Inter returned from the previous international break with a comfortable 3-0 win over Serie A minnows Frosinone but they have since struggled with just one draw from the games against Tottenham Hotspur, AS Roma,and Inter Milan.