Cagliari assistant manager Diego Lopez admits it’s an unusual situation against Inter today in Trieste. “We’re the home side only in a manner of speaking.”
The Sardinians have left the Is Arenas due to continuing security problems, so will play their home games for the rest of the season at the Stadio Nereo Rocco. Click here for a match preview.
“Playing on neutral turf is a grotesque situation, as we’re the home side only in a manner of speaking,” noted Lopez in his Press conference.
“It is above all a shame for our fans, as they have been made to pay the biggest price for this absurd state of affairs.”
Radja Nainggolan sits out a ban, but Andrea Cossu and Nicola Murru return from suspension, while Inter have an injury crisis.
“This is an exciting game against a big club like Inter. We mustn’t let ourselves get lulled into a false sense of security by their absentee list, as they still have a very strong midfield.
“We will play to win, just as we tried to go for the victory to the very end against Catania last week. We are not mathematically safe yet. Just look at Palermo, who seemed to be done for and yet with a couple of victories are right back in the running. We are highly motivated.”
Second choice goalkeeper Vlada Avramov and defender Francesco Pisano are out injured for Cagliari.
Cagliari squad for Inter: Agazzi, Anedda; Ariaudo, Astori, Avelar, Murru, Perico, Rossettini; Cabrera, Casarini, Conti, Cossu, Dessena, Ekdal, Eriksson; Ibarbo, Nenè, Pinilla, Sau, Thiago Ribeiro