Monday September 16 2019
Conte: Barca didn't want Inter

Antonio Conte claims Barcelona ”won’t be happy to face Inter” in the Champions League group stage this season.

Inter and Barca have again been drawn together, following on from last season, when the Nerazzurri lost 2-0 at Camp Nou but held the Spanish champions to a 1-1 draw on home soil.

“We want to make our fans proud, playing a type of football that excites them and with which they can identify themselves,” Conte told UEFA’s official website.

“It’s difficult to set objectives, so we’ll see along the way. The important thing is to give 110 percent and have no regrets.

“I know how difficult it is to win the Champions League and I know how painful it is to lose a Final.

“It’s a competition in which one incident, like a shot that goes in or bounces away after hitting the post, can change everything.

“There are many factors to consider, such as form, suspensions and the fixture list. Having Barcelona in our group will be fascinating.

“It’ll be a game that pushes us to give our best. I also believe they won’t be happy to face Inter.

“Facing the big teams will be the best way for us to see where we are.”

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