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Sunday August 25 2019
Lecce: 'One Inter player worth our squad'

Lecce President Saverio Sticchi Damiani insists they have “nothing to lose against Inter. Just one of their players costs as much as our entire squad.”

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“It doesn’t even seem real that we’re back in Serie A, because we are at least three years ahead of schedule,” Sticchi Damiani told La Gazzetta dello Sport.

“In the summer of 2015, when my associates and I started this adventure, we lost our Serie C debut 3-1 at home against Andria. In my first as President, in December 2017, we beat Monopoli.

“After two consecutive promotions, we have the satisfaction of being protagonists in Serie A. Only a year ago, when we were new boys in Serie B, we aimed to climb to the top flight in three to five seasons.”

Lecce beat Inter 1-0 at San Siro in November 2000 with a goal from Davor Vugrinec and now they’ll be back at the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza.

“I watched that game on television and cheered so much for my friend Davor, who I am still in contact with. Now as then, we have nothing to lose.

“Antonio Conte is perhaps the best Coach in the world and Inter have exceptional champions at their disposal. Just one of their players is worth as much as our entire squad.

“Having said that, Fabio Liverani and Lecce will aim to impose our style of football.”