Inter Match v Dnipro to go ahead

Inter Milan begin their European campaign this season with a match against Dnipro. After having competed in the Champions League for several seasons, Inter have been going through a troubled spell where they have been unable to qualify for this Premier competition. Instead, they will once again be playing in the Europa League on Thursday nights. Inter come the back of a very good 7-0 thrashing of Sassuolo. This will give them a lot of confidence, but Walter Mazzarri will be aware that they had beaten Sassuolo by a similar score last season only to end up finishing fifth in the league.
Despite the concerns surrounding the war in Ukraine, the match is expected to go ahead without any problems. Walter Mazzarri says that he is aware of the defensive organisation within Dnipro, as he expects a tough match ahead. However, it is highly likely that Inter will once again be concentrating on the league rather than the European competitions. It is a high priority for the club that the return to the Champions League, which provides revenues of more than £ 30 million just for appearance in the group stages compared to the Europa League winners who receive a similar amount.
Due to this reason, Mazzarri says that there will be some rotation in the squad with the weekend’s trip to face Palermo in mind. “We always go on to the pitch to win and we will do the same tomorrow, even if it’s always difficult against Ukrainian teams. When I was at Napoli I lost against Dnipro and with Sampdoria against Metalist, as these teams play good football. We need to be wary. Dnipro are a side in great physical shape, a strong team that is very aggressive, but I like that challenge,” said Mazzarri, whose team are unbeaten the last five matches.

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