Tuesday February 22 2011
Van Gaal: Inter are always defensive

Bayern Munich boss Louis Van Gaal has once again criticised Inter's style of play, telling reporters that they are always very defensive.

Tomorrow's clash at San Siro is being billed as a rematch of last year's Champions League Final at the Santiago Bernabeu when Inter won 2-0 thanks to a brace of goals from Diego Milito.

"Up until now I haven't seen Inter play in a different manner," Van Gaal said.

"Whoever saw the Final knows very well what happened. It's enough to watch Inter play every week to know they're defensive.

"Even against Cagliari they closed things up without doing anything to attack their opponent.

"You see that a Coach and a club has decided to play this way. I instead would like to offer a more attractive brand of football to the fans.

"It's more difficult to think only about defending yourself. But that's my idea of football.

"We want to win. The holders are always the favourites. In this case that's Inter who also play at home."