Tue 17 January 2023 | 15:07

Inzaghi admits Lukaku "still feels pain" ahead of the Milan derby

Ahead of a Milan derby in the Supercoppa clash in Riyad tomorrow, the Italian coach insists Milan didn't deserve to win the last Serie A derby while providing an injury update on Romelu Lukaku.


Romelu Lukaku

 partially trained with the Nerazzurri on Monday, the 



boss doesn't expect him to start in their Wednesday Supercoppa clash against 



He partially trained with the tea yesterday, hopefully, he can work without feeling pain, which didn’t happen after the Parma game,” 

Inzaghi said at a press conference.

“We’ll see today. If he doesn’t recover for tomorrow, we have hope for the game with Empoli.

“We know how important this game is: it’s a final and a derby. I’ve read that it has happened only twice in history,” the coach continued.

“Not all the teams manage to get here, we know what it represents, we want t defend the trophy we won last January.

“We want to do well, we played many derbies last season, and incidents always decide these games.

“We lost this season’s derby undeservedly, Milan were superior in the first half, but Inter deserved more in the second.”

Asked whether Inter will be able to improve their playing style, with 

Arrigo Sacchi 

lately criticizing them, Inzaghi added: 

“It depends on the opponents you meet. I am happy with what I’ve seen so far, three wins and a draw in four games.

“Everyone is free to express his opinion. It’s up to the people concerned to understand who and what to listen to.

“We’ll face strikers of great value. When a team concedes, people only talk about defenders, but the defensive phase depends on all players, that’s how you win important games.”

Asked who will play on the right flank tomorrow, the 


coach said:

 “We must make no mistakes and play with intensity. Darmian is doing well and is a great resource for us. Dumfries is improving he is overcoming a few problems he had at the World Cup.”



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