Walter Mazzarri hopes “sport wins” in Juventus-Inter tonight after the team bus was attacked.
Rocks were thrown at the Nerazzurri bus on its way to the Juventus Stadium, cracking a window. It's reported the perpetrator has been arrested.
“I prefer to think about the game. Above all may sport win and we have a regular game on the pitch,” the Coach told Sky Sport Italia.
“Personally, these situations fire me up even more and I hope the players can go from the fear to using that emotion on the field.
“We need a great game, to do something more than Juve and have good luck in the incidents, as you need that against anyone in Italy. We’ve seen often the result doesn’t reflect the performance.”
The January transfer window proved damaging to Inter, as they signed Hernanes – who is unavailable due to delays in the bank guarantees – and can’t call on Fredy Guarin, as he is still ‘suffering’ after his move to Juventus collapsed.
“Finally the market is over and from Tuesday we won’t have to talk about anything else, so I hope the players can follow me the same way they did at the start of the season.
“I am curious to see some of the young players tonight and how they fare against the strongest team in Serie A. It will give me some good indications for the future.”
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