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Inter coach Luciano Spalletti has admitted his disappointment following his side’s shock elimination from the Champions League on Tuesday.

Inter needed a win over PSV Eindhoven and hope Tottenham fall to Barcelona in the other game to be able to qualify to the next stage but they shared the spoils 1-1 with the Dutch side thanks to a Kwadwo Asamoah’s first-half blunder.

The Ghanaian midfielder attempted to dribble Steven Bergwijn but the PSV winger won the ball and set up Lazano Bahena for the opener before Mauro Icardi levelled for the host in the final quarter.

Inter were knocked out of the Champions League on Tuesday after they could only manage a 1-1 draw at home to Group B’s bottom club PSV Eindhoven on Tuesday.

The Nerazzurri will now play in the Europa League, whose Thursday/Sunday schedule could make finishing in the top four in Serie A more difficult.

Heading into the match, Inter did not control their own destiny, but they knew that a win would force Spurs to win at the Camo Nou. But in a tension filled night at the Giuseppe Meazza, Luciano Spalletti’s side could not manage that.

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At the head of the two rankings is the fresh English full international and Borussia Dortmund player Jadon Sancho: +€78 million.

Apart from Sancho, four players have seen their transfer value increase by more than €30M: João Cancelo (Juventus), Andrew Robertson (Liverpool), Richarlison (Everton) and Thilo Kehrer (Paris St-Germain).

Inter Coach Luciano Spalletti says “we’ve dreamed of playing games like this” ahead of the Champions League showdown with PSV.

The Nerazzurri can qualify for the Last 16 with a win tomorrow, but only if Tottenham don’t beat Barcelona at Camp Nou.

Inter must simply better the English side’s result, as Spurs hold the head-to-head advantage with both sides on seven points.

“I think what we’ve done so far is very good,” Spalletti told InterTV.

“Because of that we have a chance to qualify from a group which we all said from the start was very hard.

Inter Vice-President Javier Zanetti believes “we deserve to make the Last 16” in the Champions League.


The Nerazzurri face a crucial game with PSV tomorrow, but their fate is out of their hands as they’ll drop to the Europa League unless they better Tottenham’s result at Barcelona.

“Before we think about the result in the match between Barcelona and Tottenham, we need to do our job,” Zanetti told the club’s official website.

“We need to win our match, although it won’t be easy. We will have to do our best to beat PSV Eindhoven, and then we can hope for a positive result at Camp Nou.

Matias Vecino will miss Inter’s crucial Champions League game with PSV, but in a surprise Radja Nainggolan is back in the squad.

The Nerazzurri must better Tottenham Hotspur’s result on Tuesday night to reach the Last 16, as the English side have the better head-to-head record.

Spurs are away at Barcelona, so if Luciano Spalletti’s side win they just have to hope Tottenham don’t.

Radja Nainggolan, who had been doubtful for the game, makes the squad but whether he starts at San Siro tonight does of course remain to be seen. Matias Vecino meanwhile has not made the squad as a result of being able to recover in time from injury.

It is the biggest game of the Suning reign. Inter versus PSV Eindhoven Tuesday at the Giuseppe Meazza

With Group B winners Barcelona leading on 13 points, the Nerazzurri sit level on seven points with Tottenham, who lead them on away goals in direct clashes, but are to visit the Spanish giants.

Beat PSBV at home is Inter’s best option to qualify for the knockout stages, although a draw could be enough if Spurs lose at the Camp Nou.

Lots of rumors in the English and Italian newspapers on Sunday about Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil heading to the the Giuseppe Meazza Stadium in January.

Arsenal reportedly want to get rid of the enigmatic Ozil, and his £300,000-a-week wages so much, they are prepared to sell him for as little as €28 million in the January transfer window.

Ozil’s agent will be in Milan this week to try and strum up some interest in his client. And there is no doubt that Luciano Spalletti could do with someone like Ozil in the lineup.

Inter’s 1-0 defeat at Juventus on Friday night ended the faint hopes that Nerazzurri fans had of winning the Scudetto this year.

Juventus are now 14 points ahead of the table after just 15 games, and the focus of Luciano Spalletti’s side for the rest of the reason will be ensuring that Inter is playing Champions League football next season by finishing in the top fourth.

Some Inter fans think the match might have gone differently if Roberto Gagliardini’s shot before half time had bounced off the post and went in, instead of bouncing out.

Mixed news for Inter fans ahead of tonight’s Derby d’Italia with Juventus as Sime Vrsaljko has been declared fit, but midfielder Radja Nainggolan will miss the game through injury.

The Belgian went off injured against Tottenham Hotspur in the Champions League, and has not recovered in time to play.

This evening Luciano Spalletti has released his squad, with Nainggolan left out, but full-back Sime Vrsaljko is included.

With Nainggolan injured, all indications are that Borja Valero will get the start in midfield, with Joao Mario ready to make an appearance in the second half.