Inzaghi Ahead Of The Derby:”Mental Strength , Determination And Motivation Will Be The Key Difference”

Written by Dare Solomon 

The first day of the month of March presents football followers with one of the biggest derbies in the world, the Derby della Madonnina. Both Milan clubs have met twice this season in the league with a win and a draw for AC Milan.

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The clash on Tuesday at the San Siro is the first leg of the semifinal of the Coppa Italia, championship won by Juventus last season. The two clubs go into the tie on the back of shocking results in the last couple of games but AC Milan are still tied on points with the table toppers, Napoli while Inter coach Simone Inzaghi demands his team show mental strength determination and motivation in the face of their trials.


“It will be a battle where both sides will look to get the better of the other but at the same time a match where mental strength, determination and motivation will be the key difference,” said Inzaghi.

“This will be a great advertisement for the city of Milan, but our focus needs to be on the match and our performance. We need to take ownership of how we prepare for this match and approach the game in the best possible way.

“Obviously scoring away from home will be crucial for us.”

“We need to take every game as it comes, rest and recover our physical and mental strength without looking too far ahead. To reach our goals that’s the only way we need to proceed.“ Inzaghi concluded.


Yet to be announced Inter Milan goalkeeper Andre Onana has opened up on his refusal to continue with his former club Ajax after his return from his drug suspension.

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The Cameroonian before the African Cup of Nation completed his medical with Inter after a five years agreement with €3m Euro per year is reached.

After seven years making 205 appearances at Ajax, the 25 year-old explained his decision to leave the Dutch clubs.

“It’s my right to not sign a new contract. I did a great job for this club for so many years, and I think my time is over at Ajax,” he said as relayed by Footballitalia.

“Everyone has responsibility if I don’t sign. I think my time is over here so it was important for me to look for a new challenge.”

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