Tuesday March 17 2015
Moratti: ‘Believe in Inter comeback’

Former President Massimo Moratti says Inter's tradition allows for a comeback against Wolfsburg, who are 'not unbeatable'.

The Nerazzurri lost 3-1 in the first leg of their Europa League Last 16 tie against the German team, but the 69-year-old retains an optimistic outlook.

“Inter can make it against the odds,” he said, in an interview with la Gazzetta dello Sport.

“They have the men for it. Much is going to depend on morale and on what we will contribute by going to the stadium.

“We must believe in it and have faith in the team. Inter already achieved some incredible comebacks.

“In 1965 we turned around a 3-1 into a 3-0 against Liverpool in the semi-finals of the European Cup.

“And in 1990 we beat Aston Villa 3-0 after losing 2-0, in the UEFA Cup. Inter are, by definition, capable of anything.

“I'm convinced that our boys can score several goals. It's going to be crucial not to concede more than once.

“As for Wolfsburg, they certainly didn't seem unbeatable to me. They scored their goals thanks to our own mistakes, making use of openings that any other team would have exploited too.

“The only chance they actually created was in stoppage time. Let's hope that's a good omen.

“They're not an adversary we must be afraid of, and [Coach Roberto] Mancini must be aware of this when preparing the game.”

Moratti was also asked how much of a difference playing at home would make.

“The San Siro effect is certainly going to be important. A full stadium would make a difference.

“The supporters could give proof of faith, which is something the team needs.

“It will take heart, technique and luck. But I think the emotional aspect of the game will be key. And having a full Meazza stadium would get everyone pumped.”

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