Tuesday October 23 2018
Miranda: 'Inter want victory in Barcelona'

Joao Miranda insists Inter “are not here to be spectators, but to go for the victory” against Barcelona at Camp Nou.

The Champions League clash kicks off on Wednesday at 19.45 UK time (18.45 GMT).

Lionel Messi will miss the game after fracturing his arm at the weekend, while Luis Suarez missed today’s training session because his wife is about to give birth.

“We know that Barcelona are not just Messi, they have marvellous players who can make the difference. At the same time, we have the quality to face this type of game,” said the Brazilian in his Press conference.

“Luis Suarez is an explosive player in attack, so fast, and undoubtedly it’ll be a great duel not just with him, but throughout the team.

“Playing against important opponents always makes me happy and Barcelona have players who can make the difference at any moment.

“We are not here to be spectators. We are here to go for the victory.”

Inter and Barcelona are joint top of the group on six points each, while Tottenham Hotspur are still on zero.

“We are well aware it is a tough group, but tomorrow’s game can give us important points and allow us to go three points clear at the top. It’s important, but not the final, as there are more matches to play after that.”

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