Saturday February 11 2012
Mondo: 'Inter a wounded beast'

Emiliano Mondonico feels it’s a battle of desperation on Sunday. “Inter are like a wounded beast, but my Novara needs points too.”

The Piedmont side ended a run of five consecutive defeats and kept their first clean sheet of the season with last week’s 0-0 draw against Cagliari.

It was better than the Nerazzurri, who were stunned by a 4-0 thrashing at the hands of Roma.

“Inter are like a wounded beast because of last Sunday’s defeat, so it will be a very complicated game for us,” said the Coach.

“They will want a result and performance to push away all the pessimism that has emerged recently. Having said that, my Novara needs points too. We require courage and concentration.”

Mondonico denies this is the most important game since he came to the Novara bench as a replacement for Attilio Tesser last month.

“No, the most crucial was the debut against Chievo. Having lost that game, the situation deteriorated and it’s not easy to lift spirits like that over a few days.

“There is no winning tactical system, otherwise everyone would use it. The important thing is that the team is balanced, so can defend and attack in the same way.

“I still have some doubts over my line-up, above all because I need to wait for the report from the medical staff.”

Andrea Caracciolo and Daniel Jensen had slight muscular problems in training today, while Francesco Marianini, Taka Morimoto and Carlalberto Ludi are out of action.

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