Saturday August 15 2020
D'Ambrosio: 'No Europa favourites'

Danilo D’Ambrosio warns there are ‘no favourites’ in the Europa League semi-final between Inter and Shakhtar Donetsk.

It kicks off on Monday at 20.00 UK time (19.00 GMT).

“We’re in good shape as a team and don’t reach the Europa League semi-finals if we just have individuals who are doing well,” D’Ambrosio told Sky Sport Italia.

“The coach gets us into the condition to give our best on the field and we’re doing all we can to reach the Final.”

Shakhtar Donetsk knocked FC Basel out 4-1 in the quarter-final, while the Nerazzurri got the better of Bayer Leverkusen 2-1.

“There are no favourites in this type of match. We all start on level terms,” insisted D’Ambrosio.

“Shakhtar are particularly dangerous upfront, while our greatest strength is stepping onto the pitch with this amazing unity.”

Romelu Lukaku has found the net in each of his last eight Europa League fixtures and hopes to continue that run with Shakhtar Donetsk.

“Romelu has been on extraordinary form lately, thanks also to the team giving him support and service. With such a strong centre-forward, we also try to make the most of his presence.”

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