Joao Cancelo praised Inter for their “strength to turn it around” and beat Lazio 3-2 for a place in the Champions League.
The Nerazzurri had to win at the Olimpico, they were 2-1 down until a late flurry saw them emerge victorious.
“This group is just splendid. Splendid players, splendid people,” Cancelo told Mediaset Premium.
“We achieved our objective after so much hard work. We were always in the game, but it took the strength of this group to turn it around and earn our Champions League place.
Andrea Ranocchia admits Inter reached the Champions League with an “insane match” as they came back to beat Lazio 3-2.
The Nerazzurri needed to win at the Olimpico and were trailing 2-1 until the 78th minute, but a Mauro Icardi penalty and Matias Vecino header from a corner turned it around.
“I would’ve come on for that late corner even if there hadn’t been a substitution,” smiled the defender on Mediaset Premium.
“I felt good, I felt it was the night. I had to come on and take part. It was an insane match, but we achieved something fundamental.
Mauro Icardi is Capocannoniere and helped qualify Inter for the Champions League, but wouldn’t confirm his future. “We’ll see what’s best for Inter.”
The Nerazzurri had to win, they were 2-1 down until the 78th minute, then scored twice in three minutes to turn it around and beat Lazio 3-2.
“Lazio play well, but we showed strength and desire to turn the result around. We did it,” grinned Icardi on Mediaset Premium.
“This was the target. The finish line. The team was in good shape, the game wasn’t going the right way, but we showed strength to get it back on track.
Inter completed the most incredible, dramatic turnaround in Rome on Sunday to beat 10-man Lazio 3-2 and enter the Champions League.
For 77 minutes Inter were second best on the night. Lazio had went ahead in the ninth minute when Adam Marusic’s strike was heading for the corner flag before it smacked Ivan Perisic in the face and ricocheted into the far bottom corner. It was the sort of goal that had Inter fans wondering if this was going to be one of those nights,
Jose Mourinho has reportedlt lined up former Inter Milan coach Stefano Rapetti for his staff at Manchester United.
Rapetti is leaving his post as fitness coach of Italian Serie A side Sampdoria to link up with Mourinho, who is reshuffling his backroom team following the departure of Rui Faria.
Mourinho will promote Michael Carrick and United U18s coach Kieran McKenna to his first team set-up but also wants Rapetti.
The 41-year-old Rapetti was in charge of Inter’s U19s when Mourinho arrived in Italy but Mourinho promoted to work on fitness and rehabilitation with the first team as Mourinho guided Inter to the treble in 2010.
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Inter will not activate their clause to buy Lisandro Lopez from Benfica for €9m, according to Portuguese paper Record.
It’s a somewhat inevitable decision, as he has made just one Serie A appearance for 45 minutes since joining on loan in January.
The 28-year-old Argentina international defender is not part of the Nerazzurri’s plans and will return to Benfica next month.
Espanyol are said to be interested in purchasing Lisandro Lopez.
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Luciano Spalletti maintains Inter “deserve” a shot at the Champions League every bit as much as Lazio in tomorrow’s showdown.
While the Lazio can qualify for the Champions Leagye by avoiding defeat on Sunday, Inter have to get the victory at the Stadio Olimpico.
That would put them level on points, but with a superior head-to-head record.
“I’ve always believed in the Champions League because we’ve been targeting it since the start of the season,” said Spalletti in his Press conference.
“Lazio have the advantage of being able to register two out of three results, but we can see the objective and it is within reach.
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Javier Zanetti believes “the Champions League is a competition Inter belong in” as they go into the showdown for fourth with Lazio.
The Vice-President proved he’s still more than capable of giving younger players the run-around when starring in the Inter Forever 4-1 victory over Chelsea Legends at Stamford Bridge last night.
“We won a very important game here eight years ago on our way to the Champions League. It’s always a pleasure to wear the Inter jersey and represent it all over the world,” Zanetti told FCInterNews.it.
Milan Skriniar’s agent assures the defender is “happy with Inter”, but left the door open for a departure this summer by adding “these days everyone is for sale”.
The centre-back has been in impressive form for the Nerazzurri this season, and while they want to hang on to him he’s been linked with a host of European clubs.
“As far as summer is concerned, I can’t tell yet what will happen next,” Karol Csonto explained to Sport in his native Slovakia.
“We have a four-year contract but there’s interest in him from all over the world. It’s still a question of money.
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Rafinha’s father and agent says the midfielder is “very happy” at Inter, but “it’s up to them and Barcelona to find a solution”.
The Brazilian joined the Nerazzurri on loan in January, with a €35m option to buy before June 30.
However, with Financial Fair Play commitments to meet it’s not clear if the Beneamata will be able to make that payment by the deadline.
“He’s very happy at Inter, we hope to stay in Milan,” Mazinho told Tuttosport.
“Rafa has worked well both on and off the field and has proven to be a special player with the quality to play in a team like Inter.