Inter Milan’s clash with Shakhtar Donetsk will not decide their Champions League fate, coach Simone Inzaghi said on Monday, as he urged his team to take a more balanced approach on the pitch in Ukraine.
Inzaghi’s side lost their European opener 1-0 against Real Madrid two weeks ago, leaving them trailing the Spanish side and tournament debutants Sheriff Tiraspol, who stunned Shakhtar with a 2-0 win.
“It is not a decisive match yet but it is certainly very important. Shakhtar are a great team who are very well coached, with important individuals,” Inzaghi told a news conference ahead of Tuesday’s Group D game.
Inter have scored a league-high 20 goals in their six Serie A games so far and earned an entertaining 2-2 draw against Atalanta on Saturday.
But Inzaghi called for a more measured approach from his players as they try to reach the knockout stages of the Champions League for the first time in 10 years.
“We are coming into this after a good performance against Atalanta. I really liked the team and their reaction,” Inzaghi said.