NEWS
Tuesday June 30 2020
Conte: 'Expect more turnarounds'

Antonio Conte expects there will be many more late turnarounds in Serie A during this unusual season, so Inter must be wary against Brescia.

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“There’s very little time to prepare for this game, we know what the goal is,” Conte told Inter TV. “Play a good game and get the three points. It’s a mini tournament and we need the win.”

Conte was happy with the reaction against Parma last time, when Inter turned the game around to win 2-1 in the final minutes with Stefan de Vrij and Alessandro Bastoni goals.

“Suffering that draw against Sassuolo could have been a psychological blow, we played against a good team like Parma and I’m satisfied with the reaction in the second half.

“The goal was avoidable, but we were good at staying in the game and getting the points against a strong team.”

The Inter coach claims it could yet become an interesting end to the season and predicts that the five substitutes can make a big difference in the remaining games.

“By playing this often and at certain temperatures, the energies are scarce at the end. The changes are important, with five subs you can bring on new energy and give new life to the game.

“The further we get, the more we will see this happen. There will be situations to turn around or that can be turned around.”

Conte knows Inter must be careful against Brescia, who fight to stay up this term.

“They will come to get a result, as they are bottom of the table, so they need points everywhere. You have to be careful, but we are thirsty for points too and we want to win.”

Milan Skriniar continues his three-match ban, with Stefano Sensi injured, but there are reports Marcelo Brozovic could at least be back on the bench.

“Inevitably, there has to be squad rotation when playing so often, and if there are 50-50 situations, it’s best not to run the risk. We didn’t risk Nicolò Barella against Sassuolo, for example. The important thing is to ensure the result doesn’t change, even if the individuals do,” continued Conte.

“It would be an unforgivable error to risk a serious injury. I have faith in the whole squad, we are covering the gaps in midfield. Brozo and Matias Vecino are close to a comeback, but we need a little more patience with Stefano.”

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