Catania are one of the season’s surprise packages and Rolando Maran is confident they can upset Inter too. “We have no limits and want victory at San Siro.”
The Elefantini were expected to struggle after Vincenzo Montella left to take over at Fiorentina, but they are sitting pretty in seventh place, just four points behind the Nerazzurri.
“San Siro is always a wonderful stage and Inter are enthusiastic after three consecutive victories,” noted Coach Maran.
“This can only motivate us further to prove we can do well here too. We must not change our approach, as Catania always attack and play with heart. We’re convinced that we can put in a strong performance.
“It’s not about limiting Inter so much as us attacking without fear, because that’s the only way to win a game.”
Catania have never conquered San Siro, though they came close last season when fumbling a 2-0 lead to draw 2-2.
“I hope the memory of that result can spur my men on even more. Inter often change their system, but we have our own identity and are prepared to face any opponent. The key will be running efficiently so we can preserve our energy for the final sprint.
“Achieving a result at San Siro would be crucial, as it’d give us a launch pad for the terrible run of fixtures we’re about to face.
“Who would I rather beat, Inter or Juventus? Both. We have no limits.”
Nicolas Spolli shook off an injury to be included in the squad, but Giuseppe Bellusci is sidelined.
Catania squad for Inter: 21 Andujar, 1 Frison, 34 Messina; 22 Alvarez, 33 Capuano, 6 Legrottaglie, 12 Marchese, 2 Potenza, 5 Rolín, 3 Spolli; 4 Almiron, 28 Barrientos, 27 Biagianti, 19 Castro, 13 Izco, 10 Lodi, 24 Ricchiuti, 30 Salifu; 9 Bergessio, 35 Doukara, 17 Gomez, 15 Morimoto
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