Inzaghi aims to achieve Serie A-Champions League double


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Inter Milan manager Simone Inzaghi has said his lads won’t be relying on their one-goal advantage in the first leg of the Champions League clash against Atletico Madrid, and he is aiming to win the trophy this time around.
The former Lazio boss led the Nerazurri to the Champions League final last season but lost the trophy to Manchester City.
Inter currently tops the Serie A table with 75 points, with 16 points separating them from city rival AC Milan, occupying the second spot.
Speaking ahead of the Wednesday clash, Inzaghi, who described the Spanish giant as a transformed side at their home, admitted that he’s dreaming of the Scudetto-Champions League Double.
Inter are going into the clash on a Marko Arnautovic strike at San Siro ahead of the decider scheduled for the Wanda Metropolitano on Wednesday at 20.00 GMT.
The Nerazzurri are in extraordinary form, winning all matches played in 2024.
Knowing that it will be a challenging and important match in a stadium where Atletico won 13 and drew one this season in La Liga, the manager said his team aims to continue this journey.
He told Sky Sport Italia, and in the press conference, that Inter has a slight advantage from the first leg but will try to know that, at times, Atletico showed what they could do at San Siro as well.
Speaking about his team’s success this season, he said that apart from being a finalist last year, the journey started three years ago, during which they had reached at least the round of 16.
Atletico Madrid is famously known to be a team that defends and counters, but since they are one goal down, they might change their approach.
This is what Inzaghi will know once the game starts. He said the Madrid-based team could vary its approach.
“They can play 3-5-2 and 4-4-2 and have players of great quality. I don’t think systems make the difference; it’s more about how the players interpret it.”
Written by Oladipupo Mojeed

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