Inzaghi tells Inter to quell Super Cup euphoria before key Atalanta…

15.01.2022

ROME, Jan 15 (Reuters) — Inter Milan need to press the reset button ahead of their Serie A clash with title rivals Atalanta, coach Simone Inzaghi said on Saturday, after experiencing midweek euphoria by beating rivals Juventus in the Italian Super Cup.

A 120th-minute strike from substitute Alexis Sanchez gave the league leaders a dramatic extra-time victory at San Siro in the «Derby of Italy», earning Inzaghi his first trophy since taking the Inter job in the off-season.

«Winning my first trophy in front of our fans was a beautiful experience,» Inzaghi told a news conference.

«But it´s already in the past, we know that we need to calm down from our euphoria before tomorrow, because it will be a very complicated match.»

Inter head to Bergamo on an eight-game league winning streak, which has left them one point clear of AC Milan on top of the table with a game in hand.

But Atalanta, who earned a 2-2 draw against the champions in Milan in September, are eight points behind Inter in fourth and เกมสล็อต Gem Saviour Sword Inzaghi was asked if the game represents a battle between title rivals.

«Absolutely, they are fourth and have finished third for the last three years, while continually improving,» he said.

Sanchez described himself as a «caged lion» after scoring the winner against Juve and hinted that he wanted more game time by saying: «The more a champion plays, the better he is.»

Inzaghi offered the Chilean, who has started four games in all competitions all season, no guarantees of a starting spot against Atalanta, but praised the 33-year-old´s attitude.

«He had already done well in the last few games. He has great qualities, he´s a positive guy who always wants to improve,» Inzaghi said.

«He trains with great enthusiasm and I´m very happy for him, I don´t think he needed the goal from the other night. For two months he has been a great resource.» (Reporting by Alasdair Mackenzie; Editing by Hugh Lawson)