Atalanta boss Stefano Colantuono has told his troops to forget their past success against Inter ahead of Tuesday’s tie.
The Bergamo boys have a decent home record against the Milanese giants – seeing as they have won 14 and drawn 18 in 53 top-flight games.
They beat Inter 3-2 in the corresponding fixture last term.
“We should forget about the victories against Inter in the past,” Colantuono noted. “It will be very complicated against the Nerazzurri.
“It will be a very difficult encounter against a determined side. They are well fielded by boss Walter Mazzarri and they never give up.
“Everyone of their players can be dangerous – especially people like Esteban Cambiasso, Fredy Guarin and Rodrigo Palacio – but they have a great squad.”
Atalanta had won three on the bounce, but they lost 1-0 at Sampdoria on Saturday evening.
“We played a good first half at Sampdoria, but we should have taken advantage of the opportunities that we had in the tie.
“Then, in the second half, Sampdoria decided the game in the space of the first 10 minutes.”