Milan, 8.45 pm
Inter (3-5-2 ): Handanovic; Skriniar, De Vrij, Bastoni; Hakimi, Barella, Brozovic, Eriksen, Perisic; Lukaku, Lautaro. All .: Conte
Lazio (3-5-2): Reina; Patric, Acerbi, Radu; Lazzari, Milinkovic-Savic, Leiva, Luis Alberto, Marusic; Correa, Building. Coach: Inzaghi
Tv: 8.45 pm Sky
Inter set off on their last and most important journey towards the Scudetto. The road from here on is clear, but there is only one. With no more cup commitments, Conte can concentrate on the championship and, perhaps also for this reason, opens the eve of Lazio, determined to close the dispute with the president of Juve, Andrea Agnelli. “Everyone has seen and heard the truth, this is important to me. Having said that, footballers, players, managers are educational models. I’m sorry, I’m here to apologize for reacting to a provocation and insults in the wrong way. I could have reacted better, raising a thumb or clapping, I’m sorry and I apologize. I should have answered differently. ‘
The apologies for the middle finger are not faked, Conte is not a fake. The technician however, he stresses that he has responded to provocations and insults. Who knows if an awareness and an admission of guilt will also come from President Agnelli, while the Bianconeri’s sporting director Paratici has preferred silence. In any case, the Federal Prosecutor Giuseppe Chiné will ascertain the responsibilities: he has launched an investigation and summoned the fourth man, Daniele Chiffi. The latter had been invoked by Conte, “he saw and heard everything,” said the coach after the game. During the week the coach will be heard: he should not risk more than a fine.
First friends then rivals, the quarrel between Conte and Agnelli
Romelu Lukaku must also present himself to the Prosecutor, again for the aftermath of the dispute with Ibrahimovic in the derby of the Italian Cup. A clash that some scoria must have left on the Belgian center forward. «The player, the manager or the coach can make a mistake. I cannot believe that Romelu is thinking about events outside of football. He knows very well that we need him, maybe the last performances have been dull, but we are counting on him ». The Belgian in the last six days of the championship has only found the goal with Benevento. Beyond there is a Lazio in great ascent, fresh from six victories in a row and on the net from 17 consecutive games. Immobile is hunting for the 150th goal in Serie A and Simone Inzaghi promises battle: «We will sell dearly with everyone. Our Scudetto is to qualify for the Champions League, after reaching the round of 16 ».
Inter chases Milan and the Scudetto, the real one. Lazio is scary in attack, but the Nerazzurri have found the right balance behind, they haven’t scored in four rounds in the league and captain Handanovic would like to celebrate the 500th presence in Serie A while still not conceding goals. Conte speaks of an “evident growth of Inter, which has made giant steps forward, the opponents respect us and we have regained credibility, but we are not yet where we would like to be: only a fool does not see the progress made“. Without Vidal, the coach could confirm Eriksen, already deployed in the Italian Cup on Tuesday. The Dane is climbing up positions, what Inter also hopes to do
February 13, 2021 (change February 13, 2021 | 23:53)
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