Thursday March 14 2019
Zanetti: 'Opportunity for Inter'

Inter Vice-President Javier Zanetti insists facing Eintracht Frankfurt in the Europa League is “a big opportunity for this group.”

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“It’s a great atmosphere, the fans are all behind us and this is a very important game, so we hope to see a good response,” the Vice-President told Sky Sport Italia.

The first leg ended 0-0, while Inter have only 12 senior outfield players available, rushing Keita Balde Diao back from injury to start.

“Keita is doing very well on a psychological level and is really eager to get back on the field, so hopefully he can be decisive tonight.

“We must take the initiative, as we are the host team, so it’s our duty to give it all we’ve got. It’s a big opportunity for this group to overcome the difficulties it has been facing lately.

“I remember in the past my Inter went through all sorts of difficult moments, such as the game in Kiev where we were losing 1-0 and going out of the Champions League. We believed, it went well and history shows we won the trophy.

“These are the situations I want the current team to prove itself in, to overcome obstacles. It is also an enormous chance for the youth team players in the squad. We need everyone’s contribution and I am convinced these lads, if called upon, can give their all.”

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