Monday November 4 2019
Conte: 'Electric' Dortmund clash

Antonio Conte is expecting an "electric" atmosphere when Inter travel to play Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League tomorrow evening.

Both sides are level on four points in their Champions League group after three games, although Inter are ahead in second place, courtesy of their 2-0 victory over Dortmund last time out. 

"It will be an important match, we have the same number of points as Dortmund, while I think Barcelona are already in the next round," Conte said at a Press conference.

"The Germans are a strong and proven team, who have been playing in the Champions League for years.

"An electric atmosphere awaits us, so we'll need a lot of character. Games like this are crucial for our growth."

A point would be enough for the Nerazzurri to hold on to second, putting them in a good position to qualify for the last 16.

However, the Coach stated: "We'll only defend if Dortmund camp us in our half of the field, but we always take to the pitch to play.

"It doesn't matter if we're playing home or away."

Inter have Stefano Sensi back after several weeks without the midfielder, but Danilo D'Ambrosio, Roberto Gagliardini and Kwadwo Asamoah won't be in the squad.

"Stefano has recovered. He's trained with us three times, before the Bologna game and yesterday and then today.

"I'll assess him with the rest of my staff to see how he can be used, from the start of the game or during it.

"Asamoah and D'Ambrosio didn't travel with us so they're not available for the game, as didn't Gagliardini."