Inter face two big challenges against Atalanta and Shakhtar, Italian media highlights
Inter will face two important games over the next week, which will go a long way in determining the tenor of the rest of their season.
This according to today’s print edition of the Turin-based newspaper Tuttosport, which highlights the importance of tonight’s game against Atalanta and Tuesday’s Champions League meeting with Shakhtar Donetsk to set the tone in two major competitions.
Inter are two points behind leaders Napoli in the Serie A table, and their form has marked them as serious contenders to defend their Scudetto crown this season.
However, Atalanta could be the toughest opponent Simone Inzaghi’s men have ever faced, and they’ll see last season’s third-place clash as the perfect test of whether they can really capitalize on it. the momentum of recent victories against Bologna and Fiorentina. .
Meanwhile, in the Champions League, the Nerazzurri haven’t got off to a good start, losing 1-0 to Real Madrid at San Siro, and they’ll know they have to do their best if they want to avoid a repeat of the last three seasons where they left Europe’s top competition in the group stage.
Tuesday’s trip to Ukraine to face Shakhtar is practically a must-have victory as the Nerazzurri look to gain a foothold in their squad after an encouraging performance and disappointing loss in their opener of the group stage.