Inter Milan manager Luciano Spalletti has highlighted the team’s ambition to do well in both the Serie A and Europa League during the second half of the ongoing campaign. The Nerazzurri have endured a mixed run of form during the first phase of the season and this sees them only third in the league standings while they have already been eliminated from the Champions League by the minute of margins.
Speaking to reporters, Spalletti said that he would like the team to perform with a better consistency during the backend of the season and that could potentially mean competing for the trophies up for grabs, he quipped: “We have to perform well in the league as well as the Europa League. Then you have the Coppa Italia which, if you win the first game, takes you close to the final.
“Do we need to lift a trophy? There are only two we still can win because Juventus have already won the Serie A. They’re a team that is superior to everyone else on an individual level. Then of course we have to improve, because even today we lost some balls that a team at our level just cannot afford to lose, giving the opponent a chance to counter attack easily.”
“Juventus have dominated the domestic competitions over the past four seasons including the Coppa Italia crown“ and the Nerazzurri surely have a stiff challenge on their hands, if they are to overcome the Turin giants at the latter phase of the Cup. Meanwhile, “the Europe League campaign “remains familiarly difficult for them after the drop from the Champions League with the likes of Arsenal and Chelsea expected to offer them strong competition towards the backend.
Inter are currently occupying the third position in the Serie A with 39 points on the board, 14 behind table-toppers Juventus. However, they are comfortably placed in the pursuit of Champions League football next term with an eight-point gap over cross-town rivals AC Milan, who are just outside of the top four places.