Walter Mazzarri wants Inter to “look beyond the result” of Saturday’s friendly against Serie A rivals Roma.
The two Italian clubs clash in Philadelphia tomorrow at 18.00 UK time (17.00 GMT) for the International Champions Cup.
“So far everything has worked well in the US,” Mazzarri told Inter Channel after beating Real Madrid on penalties and losing to Manchester United in another shoot-out.
“Now we face Roma. It is worth a lot to us, but we must look beyond the result. They are a very strong side and we know it will be a good test, but this isn’t Serie A yet.”
Mateo Kovacic missed the last two games with a calf problem and the Coach won’t start him tomorrow.
“We don’t want to lose Kovacic, so he’ll be on the bench and will possibly play a few minutes, but without running any risks.
“I wanted to let him start this one, but in training I saw he’s still struggling a little. Everyone is motivated and I expect more confirmations of our form tomorrow.
“Inter must never settle for less than 100 per cent.”
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