Serse Cosmi warns Inter that tomorrow Siena “are not sacrificial lambs” and notes he was the man who got the best out of Diego Milito.
The Tuscans are already in a bad situation by starting the season from -6 due to the betting scandal, but have amassed just one point from the opening three games.
Naturally, there could be nerves when stepping out at San Siro on Sunday against Inter.
“I want the team to enter such an important stadium with the right mentality,” pointed out Coach Cosmi in his Press conference.
“I do not want my side to be considered sacrificial lambs or those who have nothing to lose. Inter are a good squad who are adopting an intelligent policy on young players.
“I am not interested in the fact Inter haven’t yet won at home or that Siena have never conquered San Siro. I just want my team to play interesting football. I don’t even care about the midweek round, so there will be no squad rotation.
“We must also ignore the six-point penalty. We cannot consider it an alibi, nor an obsession.”
Former Genoa boss Cosmi will be particularly glad to reunite with Inter striker Milito tomorrow, as they worked together in 2004-05 at Marassi.
“Perhaps few remember that Milito really exploded on to the Italian scene when I was coaching him. I hope he can remember that and not do what he usually does tomorrow...”
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